Stacy J. Ettinger is a Partner in the Washington DC office of K&L Gates and directs the firms’ trade policy practice. She has over 25 years of experience working with U.S. and foreign government officials and assisting businesses in navigating complex international trade legal, regulatory and compliance regimes. Stacy joined K&L Gates after serving as senior legal and policy advisor to Senate Democratic Leader, Charles Schumer, on international trade, investment, and regulatory issues, including food and product standards.

Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Stacy served as a trade negotiator, legal and policy advisor, and litigator at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she represented the United States in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, investigated and litigated unfair trade practices involving industrial and agricultural products, and managed complex federal rulemaking projects. Stacy also represented the United States in more than 30 appearances in World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings.