John Veroneau is a Chambers’  ranked international trade lawyer and co-chairs the firm's International Trade Practice Group. Having served in senior positions in both Executive and Legislative branches, he provides legal and strategic advice to clients on a broad range of international trade and other public policy matters.

Mr. Veroneau was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Ambassador and Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) under President George W. Bush. He previously served as USTR’s General Counsel. In these capacities, he worked on a wide range of matters, including negotiating trade and investment agreements, initiating and defending World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, executing U.S. trade laws, and assisting U.S. companies address foreign trade barriers.

Mr. Veroneau was also confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Clinton.

He has extensive experience in the U.S. Congress, having served as Legislative Director to Senator Bill Cohen, Legislative Director to Majority Leader Bill Frist and Chief of Staff to Senator Susan Collins.


  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • The University of Maine, B.A., 1983 with honors

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