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Christopher Adams
Senior Advisor
Washington +1 202 662 5288 cadams@cov.com Download V-card

Christopher Adams advises clients on matters involving China and the region. A non-lawyer, Mr. Adams recently served as the Senior Coordinator for China Affairs at the Treasury Department. He coordinated China policy issues across the U.S. government, led negotiations with China on a broad range of trade and investment issues, managed the highest level U.S.-China economic policy dialogues for the Obama and Trump administrations, and advised the Treasury Secretary and other cabinet officials.

Mr. Adams helped develop and implement U.S. trade policy toward China with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2007 to 2015 as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs, Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy USTR, and Minister Counselor for Trade Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, USTR’s first representative in China.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Treasury Department, Senior Coordinator for China Affairs (2015-2018)
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs; Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy USTR; and Minister Counselor for Trade Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (2007-2015)
  • Eastman Kodak Company, Chief Representative for China; Vice President, North Asia Region; and Director, Olympic Programs (2001-2006)
  • U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, Commercial Officer (1993-2001)