P. Welles Orr
Senior International Trade Advisor

Washington, D.C.
202-626-1481 Office
202-309-1332 Mobile
Global Regions

P. Welles Orr

Welles Orr* has more than 25 years of experience in international trade policy, national security, and foreign affairs.  His practice focuses on the formulation and implementation of international trade policy and U.S. foreign policy by the executive branch and the U.S. Congress.

Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Orr served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Congressional Affairs in the Executive Office of the President in the George H.W. Bush Administration.  In that capacity,  he served as the liaison between the USTR and the Congressional leadership and members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees on the drafting, negotiation, and implementation of all trade policies and agreements, as well as bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. More >

Government Experience
  • Special Advisor, U.S. Trade Representative, 1993
  • Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs, Executive Office of the President, 1992
  • Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs, Executive Office of the President, 1989 - 1992
  • Senior Advisor and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs , U.S. Department of State, 1987 - 1989
  • Special Assistant to Governor Dick Thornburgh, 1981
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator H. John Heinz (R-PA), 1980
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Congressman William S. Moorhead (D-PA), 1980
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, Board of Directors, Washington International Trade Association Foundation
Bar Admissions
  • Not A Lawyer
Court Admissions
Foreign Languages
  • M.A. (International Security Studies and Public and International Affairs), University of Pittsburgh, 1984
  • B.A., Denison University, 1982