Mickey Kantor served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from 1996-1997 and the United States Trade Representative from 1993-1996. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer, Brown & Platt, and specializes in expanding client activities in foreign markets through trade, direct investment, joint ventures and strategic business alliances. He has represented a number of the world’s largest companies, including Ford, Aetna, Boeing, CitiGroup, Monsanto Company, UAL, UPS, PepsiCo and AOL.
Additionally, he guides U.S. companies on access to Europe and Asia and serves as a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover * Co., the global investment bank. As President Clinton’s U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1996-1997, and trade representative from 1993-1996, Mr. Kantor concluded more than 200 trade agreements. Mr. Kantor earned his Law degree from Georgetown University Law School and holds a BA from Vanderbilt University.