Probir Mehta is the Head of International Trade Policy at Facebook. Previously, he served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation & IP in the Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing U.S. trade policy related to innovation and IP and served as the lead IP negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Probir previously served as Associate General Counsel at USTR, where he provided legal counsel and analysis on intellectual property, standards, labor, and trade preference programs for emerging markets.
Prior to his government service, Probir practiced law in Washington, DC, clerked for the Honorable Federico A. Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, was a Visiting Scholar at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India, and an Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School.
Probir holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.