Gilbert B. Kaplan
|Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade|
March 20, 2018 – September 19, 2019
|Preceded by||Stefan M. Selig|
July 9, 1951
Endicott, New York
|Education||Harvard University |
Harvard Law School
Gilbert Bruce Kaplan (born July 9, 1951) is an American attorney and former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the United States Department of Commerce. Prior to his role at Commerce, Kaplan was a partner at King & Spalding, and is the co-founder of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. During the administration of Ronald Reagan, Kaplan served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, and Director of the Office of Investigations at the Department of Commerce. A former steel industry lobbyist, he has won cases against China.
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