With dual appointments to UTC’s government relations and legal departments, Jeremy Preiss is responsible for UTC’s advocacy on international trade, foreign investment, and related issues, providing policy counsel on: global supply chain matters; trade and foreign affairs legislation; foreign market access issues; international trade and investment negotiations; U.S. trade litigation and WTO disputes; and international codes of conduct, including CSR initiatives. Jeremy is also an Ethics and Compliance Officer for UTC. Previously, as UTC’s Vice President, Chief International Trade Counsel, he served in a leadership capacity in the company’s international regulatory function, overseeing a team that helped to ensure UTC’s compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-boycott rules.
Jeremy joined UTC in 1997 from the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance where he worked several years as International Trade Counsel, advising the Chairman on all international trade and economic matters before the committee. Before that, Jeremy was an attorney at the law firm Sidley & Austin where he focused on international legal matters.
Jeremy currently serves on the boards of the National Foreign Trade Council and the U.S.-Poland Business Council (USPBC). From 1998-2008, Jeremy was a U.S. Secretary of Commerce-appointee to the President’s Export Council’s Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA). He also served as an appointee on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) from 2007-2010 and the ACIEP’s Investment Subcommittee from 2007-2014.
Jeremy received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania; his bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University; and his master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).