David Olave is an Associate and Trade Policy Advisor for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He employs a unique blend of experience in customs law, trade negotiations, legislative procedures, lobbying, and civil society engagement to advise clients on legal issues, the impact of trade-related legislation, and to work with the U.S. government to address clients’ needs. His areas of expertise include free trade agreement negotiations, preference programs, international labor and corporate social responsibility standards, supply chain transparency, and designing effective government relations and messaging strategies for firm clients. He has represented clients’ interests before the House Ways and Means, Senate Finance, House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees as well as before different federal agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce, the Department of State and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Olave holds a J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, a master’s degree in international trade policy from George Mason University, and a B.A. in international politics and business from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.