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U.S. State Department Official with Asia Expertise Joins Covington

October 3, 2016

WASHINGTONRobert Wang has joined Covington as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Public Policy and Government Affairs practice resident in Washington. 

Mr. Wang previously worked at the U.S. Department of State as a career Foreign Service Officer for more than 30 years, with postings in Mainland China (Beijing and Shanghai), Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and as the desk officer for Cambodia. From 2013 until 2015, he served as the U.S. Senior Official to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan. Mr. Wang was also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

“Bob adds even further depth and understanding about the political and regulatory environments that can impact our clients’ businesses in Asia and around the world,” said John Veroneau, chair of the firm’s Public Policy and Government Affairs practice. “We have built a strong record of helping clients around the world on matters at the intersection of law and policy.  Bob will be a powerful resource for clients given his tremendous experience practicing commercial diplomacy on behalf of U.S. companies.”  

“I am delighted to join such a strong team of lawyers and policy advisors,” said Mr. Wang. “Covington regularly turns government-related insight into practical business advice for its clients, and I look forward to helping clients to address problems and take advantage of opportunities in Asia.”

Mr. Wang received a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Iowa, an M.S. from National Defense University, and a B.A. from the University of Washington.


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