Laurie Sherman is president of Argus International LLC, a newly formed company that provides legal representation and strategic advice to businesses, governments and international organizations on telecommunications and international trade issues. Sherman has worked for the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Federal Communications Commission, the State Department and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
At USTR, Sherman was the legal advisor to the U.S. delegation to the negotiations resulting in the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Basic Telecom Services and the Reference Paper, the regulatory principles for telecommunications services. At the FCC, she worked on competitive issues relating to the international satellite and wireline telecommunications markets, as well as implementation of the U.S. obligations under the WTO’s Agreement on Basic Telecom Services,
Currently, Sherman represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Office of the U. S. Trade Representative and other U.S. government agencies and provides advice on corporate transactions and operational contracts for clients. In addition, she is working on telecom regulatory development projects for the governments of Thailand, Moldova and Egypt.