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Roger B. Schagrin has devoted his career to defending U.S trade interests. After graduating from Yale University Magna cum Laude with special honors in History, Schagrin received his J.D at the University of Virginia with a concentration in International Law. He recently completed the Executive Education course in Trade Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Schagrin has been a faculty member of the D.C Bar/Georgetown University CEP and the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Washington Symposium on International Trade. He has served as Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Committee to Support U.S Trade Laws, the Trade Law Advisory Group of the U.S-China Economic Security and Review Commission, and has testified before Congress on numerous occasions. Schagrin began his career at Thompson, Hine and Flory before establishing his own firm Schagrin Associates in Washington D.C at the age of 27. His bar memberships include: the District of Columbia; Florida; the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia; the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit; and the Court of International Trade. Schagrin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the D.C Jazz Festival and co-chairs the Perlman Music Program Annual Wine Auction Gala. He served the American Heart Association Heart’s Delight Wine Auction for 10 years. Schagrin grew up in South Florida in the family wine business. His first job was on a vineyard outside of Barcelona. Fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish, Schagrin continues to spend time in the vineyards each year. Schagrin recently published his first novel, Blackmail in Beijing.