Washington, D.C., February 15, 2012 — Amanda DeBusk, partner and chair of the International Trade Department at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, has been appointed to the State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy: Sanctions Subcommittee.

The private sector subcommittee, led by distinguished Georgetown Law Professor Barry E. Carter, includes representatives from GE, Bechtel, Citigroup, Boeing, BAE Systems and other major companies and trade associations. The subcommittee advises top State Department officials on sanctions policies. It meets approximately every three months in Washington, DC.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed to this position,” DeBusk said. “The work that the Subcommittee is doing on Iranian sanctions is very important to national security. We are working to provide advice on effective sanctions strategy, laws and regulations in a very complex global environment. I look forward to working with Professor Carter and other members of the Subcommittee to provide sound advice to the State Department decision-makers.”

DeBusk is chair of Hughes Hubbard’s International Trade Department, which was recently recognized by Chambers as one of the leading international trade departments in the country. DeBusk concentrates on export controls and sanctions, trade remedies, customs, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and market access. Her sanctions expertise is rooted in her background as former Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Commerce Department, where she handled civil and criminal enforcement matters and voluntary disclosures, including sanctions enforcement. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.