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Stacy J. Ettinger

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Stacy J. Ettinger is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses her practice on public policy. She has over 20 years of experience working in Congress and the executive branch. Her experience spans a variety of fields, including international trade, intellectual property, and regulatory issues, as well as food and product standards, motor vehicle safety, and consumer financial services.

Ms. Ettinger has substantial experience working closely with senior U.S. and foreign government officials and Fortune 500 executives, navigating complex regulatory and compliance regimes and negotiating agreements.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Ettinger served as a senior legal and policy advisor to Senator Charles Schumer, including as Chief Counsel of the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and as Deputy Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee.

Prior to joining the Senator's legislative team, she served as a senior legal advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Ettinger advised agency officials on the interpretation and application of U.S. and foreign trade rules, supervised dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization, and represented the United States in international trade negotiations.


  • Distinguished Alumni Award, American University, Washington College of Law, 2014
  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2004), Silver Medal (1997), and General Counsel (1995) awards

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University, “International Trade Remedies & the WTO,” 2007 to present
  • Board of Directors, Trade Policy Forum, 2010 to present; Vice President, 2016 to present
  • Member, Women in International Trade
  • Member, Washington International Trade Association

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly, “The Cooperation of Arctic Science with Business and Industry”, October 2018
  • TMA Carolinas, “Navigating the Volatile Trade and Investment Landscape,” October 2018
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, “LNG and U.S. Trade Developments,” 2018
  • Washington International Trade Association, Intensive Trade Seminar, “Customs and Trade Law,” 2016
  • The National Highway Transportation Administration, Symposium, “Retooling Recalls,” 2015
  • Georgetown University, Institute of International Economic Law, Global Trade Academy, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center, “The United States, Trade Remedies, and the WTO,” 2014
  • National Conference of State Legislatures, “The View from Capitol Hill,” 2013
  • Textile & Apparel Brands, Retailers, and Importers Symposium, “U.S. Trade Policy,” 2011
  • Women in International Trade, “The U.S.-China Trade Relationship in Congress,” 2011
  • Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) Annual Conference, “Consumer Financial Protection and Debt Settlement,” 2010
  • American Bar Association, “Litigating International Trade and Investment Disputes in Multiple Fora,” 2009
  • CIT 15th Judicial Conference, “Major Developments at the Court of International Trade,” 2008
Media Mentions