Kevin Garvey counsels clients in international trade, foreign investment, and national security matters and represents clients in complex cross-border internal and government investigations. His practice draws on senior-level government and private sector experience in these areas.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Kevin served as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer. At the U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR), Kevin directed all aspects of the agency's mission and worked closely with Ambassador Lighthizer and senior White House officials to develop administration trade and national security policy. Kevin was deeply involved in the negotiations of the Phase One trade deal with China, implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the launch of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United Kingdom and Kenya, and reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Kevin previously worked in the white collar and government litigation and investigations practice at a major law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented individual and corporate clients before law enforcement and regulatory agencies in a wide range of enforcement matters, including investigations of alleged securities fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export controls, and economic sanctions regulations.
Before attending law school, Kevin worked for several years at a boutique litigation firm in Boston as a case manager and special research assistant for the aviation joint defense subcommittee on the multidistrict In re: September 11 Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2013); The University of Chicago (M.A. 2007); University of Notre Dame (M.A. 2003; B.A. 2001)
- District of Columbia, Maryland, and U.S. Court of International Trade
- Chief of Staff, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (2019-2021); Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel's Office (2019)
- Arabic and French