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Tim Stratford is managing partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office and a member of the International Trade, Corporate and Public Policy Practice Groups. He is also presently serving as Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Mr. Stratford’s practice is focused on advising international clients doing business in China and assisting Chinese companies seeking to expand their businesses globally. As a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Stratford is the most senior former U.S. trade official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China. Except for the five years he spent in Washington, DC in government service (2005-2010), Mr. Stratford has lived and worked continuously in the greater China region since 1982.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China (2019, 2000-2001)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, China: International Trade/WTO (International Firms) (2012-2019)
  • Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Region and China, International Trade (2011-2021)
  • Who's Who Legal, Trade & Customs (2017) 
  • China Law & Practice, “Outbound Deal of the Year” (2016)
  • China Law & Practice, Finalist for “International Dealmaker of the Year” (2016)
  • China Law & Practice, Finalist for “Trade Firm of the Year” (2016)
  • 2015 AmCham China Pioneer Award
  • Legal 500 US, Litigation - International Trade (2012)
  • Utah Valley University Kirk Englehardt Excellence in Business Ethics Award (2010)
  • Brigham Young University Alumni Distinguished Service Award (2002)