About David Ohrenstein

David Ohrenstein

Director, Policy

As Director of Global Trade Policy, David Ohrenstein focuses on BSA’s trade initiatives and public policy efforts related to key international markets for BSA members. This includes issues related to intellectual property protection and enforcement, market access barriers, e-commerce and cloud computing.

Before joining BSA, Ohrenstein was senior counsel to Fontheim International, LLC, where he advised clients on international trade, business, and government relations matters related to their international operations. Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Trade Counsel to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory body established by Congress to analyze and report on the trade and security dimensions of the US-China relationship.

Ohrenstein also served as a senior adviser to the chairman of the US Export-Import Bank, where he coordinated a broad portfolio of emerging market export initiatives and served as a liaison to the White House, Treasury Department, and State Department. He began his career in Washington as a legislative assistant to Congressman Lawrence J. Smith (FL).

Ohrenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is based in BSA’s Washington, DC, office.

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