Dorothy Dwoskin

Senior Director of Global Trade Policy and Strategy @ Microsoft

Dorothy Dwoskin is the Senior Director of Global Trade Policy and Strategy at Microsoft, and a member of its Federal Government team in Washington D.C. She is responsible for leading the company’s policy efforts to promote open markets and fair trade in software and services, collaborating with government agencies, Congress, international organizations, and foreign governments. Dorothy previously served as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Multilateral Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In that position she was responsible for trade negotiations and policy matters before the WTO, including the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations and the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations. She served as lead U.S. negotiator on a variety of trade policy issues, including the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), and led the negotiating teams setting the terms of membership for countries acceding to the WTO. She led teams resulting in successful bilateral WTO market access agreements with Russia and the Ukraine, and concluded membership negotiations for the accession of Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. Dorothy graduated cum laude from the School of International Service at American University. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.