Erik Autor serves as Vice President and International Trade Counsel. His issue areas cover international trade, customs, and supplier compliance for NRF and its member companies.
From 1992 to 1998, Autor served first as International Trade Counsel and then as Senior International Trade Counsel on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. His responsibilities covered international trade policy and legislation and he worked on major pieces of trade legislation including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act, the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, and the Customs Modernization Act.
Autor was an international trade associate in the Washington office of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1990 to 1992. While at Skadden Arps, he worked on a variety of trade litigation matters involving the cement and steel industries before the federal courts and administrative agencies.
Autor was a law clerk to Judge Dominick DiCarlo at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York, which has jurisdiction over appeals in international trade and customs cases, from 1988 to 1990.
Autor received a bachelor's degree from UCLA, a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and two law degrees from the Duke University School of Law.
Autor was born in Vancouver, Canada, and is married with two children.