Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (2019)
Managing Partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing Office
Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative
Mr. Stratford is managing partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office and a member of the International Trade, Corporate and Government Affairs Practice Groups. His practice is focused on advising international clients doing business in China and assisting Chinese companies seeking to expand their businesses globally. As a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Stratford is the most senior former U.S. official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China. Except for the five years he spent in Washington, D.C. in government service (2005-2010), Mr. Stratford has lived and worked continuously in the greater China region since 1982, including as Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as general counsel - China operations for General Motors.