Josh Kallmer

Senior Vice President, Global Policy

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

Jonathan (Josh) S. Kallmer is ITI’s senior vice president for global policy, leading ITI’s global team to expand market opportunities around the world for ITI’s member companies.

Before joining ITI, Josh was a counsel in Crowell & Moring's International Trade and International Dispute Resolution groups in Washington, D.C. There he focused on helping companies use international trade and investment agreements and other policy tools to overcome regulatory and market access barriers in foreign markets. He played a leading role in developing strategies to mitigate the regulatory, policy, and geopolitical risks that companies face when operating overseas, which included using bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and other international investment agreements to advance their business interests. Beyond investment, Josh advised companies regarding a wide range of international trade policy matters. He assisted clients in advocating their interests in ongoing trade negotiations and in using existing agreements to open markets and protect their rights, including with respect to free trade agreements, the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade in services, intellectual property rights, and customs, among other areas. 

Prior to this, Josh served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment, where he was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. international investment policy and negotiating with foreign governments to secure greater market access and better treatment for U.S. companies abroad. He co-chaired the United States' BIT program, was lead U.S. negotiator for several international investment agreements, and represented the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also played a central role in developing U.S. investment policy in relation to the European Union, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Previously, Josh was assistant general counsel at USTR, where he served as lead counsel for the United States in disputes before the WTO. Prior to joining USTR, Josh was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson, where he practiced in the areas of international litigation and arbitration and international trade.

Josh speaks and writes frequently on international economic policy issues. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.