Karan Bhatia is Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law and Policy, for the General Electric Company. Bhatia has served in senior policy and legal positions in government and in private practice, most recently as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
As Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Bhatia served as principal U.S. trade liaison for Asia and Africa. He previously served as Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Chief Counsel for Export Administration in the Department of Commerce. Prior to public service, Bhatia was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering in Washington, DC.
Bhatia is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and has a master's degree from the London School of Economics in Political Science. Karan graduated from Columbia Law School, where he served on Law Review.
- Democratic Governance
- Access to Information
- Combating Corruption
- Business Association Development
- Corporate Governance
- Legal & Regulatory Reform
- Informal Sector & Property Rights
- Corporate Citizenship (CSR)
- South Asia
- Southeast Europe
- Middle East & North Africa
- Latin America & the Caribbean