Ambassador Holleyman is the president and CEO of Crowell & Moring International and a partner in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade, and Privacy and Security Group. He has significant experience on international trade, business, economic and legal policy from his service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, CEO of a highly successful information technology advocacy association and work as counsel in the U.S. Senate. He served as Deputy United States Trade Representative from 2014-2017, with the rank of Ambassador. While at USTR, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for U.S. trade and investment relations with Asia and with regional institutions, including APEC. He led USTR’s negotiations with China, including the work of the annual JCCT and with India through the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum.
In addition, he was responsible for global trade policy in the areas of services, investment, intellectual property, and innovation. He led the creation of groundbreaking measures secured in the Asia-Pacific region that established rules promoting a free and open internet. Ambassador Holleyman was President and CEO of BSA/The Software Alliance from 1990–2013, where he built it into a global software association across 65 countries. He is cited in numerous publications as an influential and key player in IP and cybersecurity. Ambassador Holleyman received a J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School and B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he was named Distinguished Alumnus. He has studied at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.