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Gina Vetere

Gina M. Vetere

Of Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5647 gvetere@cov.com Download V-card

Gina Vetere provides legal and strategic advice to clients on international trade and global policy matters. Ms. Vetere counsels clients on the negotiation, implementation and enforcement of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, including in the areas of intellectual property, market access, regulatory trade barriers, online commerce, competition, and investment.

Ms. Vetere joined Covington after serving as executive director for international IP at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), where she led industry efforts to promote the protection and enforcement of IP rights overseas. At the GIPC, she also served as co-chair of the U.S. Business Coalition for the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) IP working group. Ms. Vetere is also a former Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy USTR.

  • Advise clients on the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the implementation and modification of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
  • Counsel several leading industry associations on trade enforcement and policy matters.
  • Advise research-based pharmaceutical, content and technology companies on addressing trade-related intellectual property issues in critical markets, including Canada, China, India and Singapore.
  • Counsel clients on USTR’s Special 301 and Notorious Market processes, Section 301 investigations, and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) proceedings.
  • Advise a telecommunication company operating in Colombia on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA).
  • Develop and implement strategy for U.S. beverage company to address regulatory trade barriers in key markets.
  • Lead anti-counterfeiting working group for an industry association.
  • Lead broad-based coalition of patent holders concerned about state patent demand letter laws.
  • Counsel clients on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiations.

Previous Experience

  • Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, International Intellectual Property
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Director, Department of Media Affairs
  • National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Resident Representative, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Citizen Election Monitoring
  • National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Program Officer, Central and Eastern Europe
  • Legal 500 US, Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters) (2017)