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Birgit Matthiesen

Director, Canada-U.S. Cross Border Business Affair
Washington, DC
Birgit Matthiesen

Birgit Matthiesen

Director, Canada-U.S. Cross Border Business Affair
Washington, DC

Birgit has a strong and unique perspective of the issues facing Canadian and American cross-border supply chains. She began her career as a Canadian Customs and later as an  Immigration Inspector along the Quebec/Vermont border, followed by 25 years at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.  Prior to joining Arent Fox, she served as the eyes and ears for Canada's largest business association. In short, Birgit knows the border and beyond.

At Arent Fox Birgit works with a team of lawyers to assist companies and business groups with cross-border business interests, ranging from import hurdles to broader trade policy objectives. This unique team builds upon specialty practices already offered by Arent Fox and adds a distinct perspective on the challenges and opportunities for Canadian business interests in the US marketplace.

Birgit's specialties reflect a career building a network of cross-border interests. She has worked within the Canadian Government, has represented Canadian business interests to American officials and members of Congress, and has built a solid record of advocacy in the United States for Canadian companies and their American business partners.  Her distinguished professional portfolio offers Arent Fox clients a vantage point unmatched in North America.