SELIG S. MERBER Vice President, GE International, Inc. and Counsel, International Trade Regulation and Sourcing, General Electric Company Selig S. Merber is a Vice President of GE International, Inc. and Counsel for International Trade Regulation and Sourcing for General Electric Company. He is the worldwide functional leader for customs and for sourcing compliance, including supply-chain security issues and supply-chain social responsibility. In addition, Mr. Merber chairs the General Electric Legal Division Sourcing Practice Group. Early in his career, Mr. Merber held increasingly responsible positions with the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, as Staff Attorney, Assistant to the Director, and Deputy Assistant Director. In 1985, Mr. Merber became Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and supervised the legal departments of the Customs Service, Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Mr. Merber is chairman of the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Regulation and a past Chairman of the United State Council for International Business Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee. In that capacity he has delivered many talks and seminars on trade facilitation, and has testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on customs issues. Mr. Merber received his B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After one year with Columbia University’s Geophysical Field Station in St. David’s Bermuda, he entered Georgetown University Law Center, and graduated with a J.D. in 1975.
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