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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Partner Appointed to White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations

February 26, 2024

Nimish Patel has been appointed by President Biden to join the board responsible for advising the U.S. Trade Representative on the formulation, execution, and management of trade policy initiatives

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP is pleased to announce that Nimish Patel, Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Transactions practice group, has been appointed to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Joe Biden.

The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations provides overall policy advice to the United States Trade Representative on matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States. The Committee includes up to 45 members recommended by the U.S. Trade Representative who are appointed by the President and have expertise in general trade, investment, and development issues, including representatives of non-federal governments, labor, industry, agriculture, small business, service industries, retailers, nongovernmental environmental and conservation organizations, and consumer interests.

“It is an honor to receive this appointment by President Biden and I look forward to working with other distinguished members of the Committee,” said Patel. “I am eager to share my perspective of over two decades in U.S. capital markets experience as we advise on the shaping of U.S. trade policy.”

Patel’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions for private and public companies, angel and venture capital financing, IPOs, and other financing and corporate restructurings. He currently advises private businesses and publicly traded exchange-listed companies on governance and regulatory filing requirements. His clients are from across a broad range of industries and sectors including artificial intelligence, life sciences, technology, e-commerce, new media, and entertainment.

Patel was elected and previously served on the School Board of Education for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. During his tenure, he was involved in making education policy decisions affecting the 11,000 school district students, overseeing a $100 million operating budget and a $300 million capital expenditure budget. He is the Past President and Trustee of the American India Foundation in Los Angeles and the Past President and member of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California.

Patel previously served as a CPA and a senior auditor in the Orange County, California office of Deloitte working on private and public company audits and other attestations services. He received his J.D./M.B.A. degrees from the University of San Diego and his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.

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