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Peter Davidson

General Counsel
Peter Davidson, General Counsel

As the General Counsel for the Department of Commerce, Peter B. Davidson is the legal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and the Department’s Chief Legal Officer.  Mr. Davidson recently served as a Senior Vice President at Verizon Communications, and prior to that, as General Counsel to the United States Trade Representative.  He also has served as a Vice President at USWEST and Qwest, General Counsel and Policy Director to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice, a director at the United States Information Agency, and law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Mr. Davidson graduated from Carleton College and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor on the Law Review.