12 Facts About Robert Holleyman


Robert Walker Holleyman II was born on February 4,1955 and served as the United States Deputy Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in the Office of the United States Trade Representative in September, 2014 to January 2017.


Robert Holleyman was made partner in the firm's International Trade Group.


Robert Holleyman obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his Juris Doctor at Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Robert Holleyman joined the BSA as its chief executive officer in 1990, and continued in that capacity until 2013.


On February 26,2014, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Robert Holleyman to be the next Deputy United States Trade Representative.


Robert Holleyman was confirmed by voice vote to his position on September 18,2014.


Ambassador Robert Holleyman led USTR's newly created Digital Trade Working Group and USTR's digital trade priorities known as the 'Digital 2 Dozen'.

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Robert Holleyman's responsibilities included US trade and investment relations with Asia, as well as trade negotiations and policy coordination in the areas of services, investment, innovation and intellectual property.


Robert Holleyman has been called up as expert witness on issues affecting the software industry including copyright, trade, and emerging policy concerns resulting from increasing use of the Internet.


Robert Holleyman was named as one of its "Twenty to Watch" in the computer software industry by Computer Reseller News.


Robert Holleyman was a regular contributor on the syndicated radio program, "On Computers", and frequently appears on National Public Radio, all the leading networks, public and cable television news programs.


In July 2003, Robert Holleyman was named one of the 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world by the international Managing Intellectual Property magazine.