Dereck Chapman is a Director in the China practice at ASG, where he advises clients on trade challenges and investment strategies in China.
Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Chapman served as Senior Director for Policy under Ambassador Robert Lighthizer at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In this role, he developed and implemented U.S. trade policy objectives in international trade initiatives and negotiations, with a focus on the U.S.-China trade relationship. Mr. Chapman was directly involved in the negotiation of the U.S.-China Phase One trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and implementation of the Section 301 tariff actions regarding China.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Chapman was a legal assistant in the International Trade Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he worked on complex antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Chapman earned a B.A. in Government and Chinese Language and Culture from the College of William and Mary. He also studied at Peking University and at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.
He is based in Washington, D.C.