Claire Reade

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Freeman Chair in China Studies
Expertise: Asia, China, Economics
Associated Programs: Freeman Chair in China Studies

Claire Reade is a senior associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. From 2008 to 2014, she served as assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy toward China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Mongolia. Previously, Ms. Reade served as the first chief counsel for China trade enforcement at USTR. Before joining USTR, she was a senior international trade partner at Arnold & Porter. Ms. Reade is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a frequent speaker on international trade law issues. She received her law degree from Harvard University and her master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.