Who We Are


Daniel M. Price, Managing Director

Daniel M. Price focuses on international economic policy, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution, drawing on his experience as Senior Partner for Global Issues at Sidley Austin, the White House international economics advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa,” USTR Deputy General Counsel, and Deputy Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.

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Michael J. Smart, Managing Director

Michael J. Smart focuses on international trade and investment policy, including market access and regulatory matters, drawing on his experience as International Trade Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance, Director for International Trade and Investment at the National Security Council, Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, and Legislative Director for a US Congressman.

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Clay Lowery, Managing Director

Clay Lowery focuses on international financial regulation, sovereign debt, exchange rates, and investment policy, drawing on his experience as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department, a US representative to the IMF and the Financial Stability Board, Director of International Finance at the National Security Council, Vice President at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Vice President of Cisco.

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Jean-David Levitte, Senior Policy Advisor

Jean-David Levitte focuses on European policy issues and foreign relations, drawing on his experience as Senior Diplomatic Advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa” to former French Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac. He also served as French ambassador to the US, Permanent Representative to the UN, and held numerous positions in the French Foreign Ministry (including postings in Beijing and Hong Kong).

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Jason Shumacher, Policy Analyst

Jason Shumacher researches and reports on international economic policy, regulatory matters, and trade and investment issues. Mr. Shumacher received his BA in International Studies and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.  He previously interned with the US Department of State and US Department of Commerce, where he worked on political and economic policy issues in Latin America.


Sonya Khattak, Policy Analyst

Sonya Khattak researches and reports on international finance, digital economy, and trade and investment issues.  Ms. Khattak received her BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She previously lived in Izmir, Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar and worked with the SETA Foundation, a think tank focused on US-Turkey bilateral relations.


Lynn Faught, Office Manager

Lynn Faught is responsible for all aspects of office management, including finance, schedule coordination and operations.  A native Washingtonian, Ms. Faught received her BA in History of Art from Skidmore College.