On Monday, September 10, 2012, President Obama announced his nomination of F. Scott Kieff, the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at the George Washington University Law School, as a member of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
As a federal agency, the ITC has broad investigative responsibilities in matters of trade that include allegations of product dumping, subsidized imports, and intellectual property rights abuses. The commission also serves as a federal resource that gathers and analyzes trade data and other trade policy-related information, which it then provides to the president, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Congress to facilitate the development of sound and informed US trade policy.
With his nine-year appointment to the ITC, Kieff joins his Hoover colleague Michael McFaul, who serves as US ambassador to Russia, as a senior government official.
Kieff directs Hoover’s Project on Commercializing Innovation, which studies the law, economics, and politics of innovation, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, finance, economic development, intellectual property, antitrust, and bankruptcy. He also serves on Hoover’s John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity.
Click here for more information and for the White House Press release announcing the appointment.