Lawrence L. Herman, of Herman & Associates, Toronto, has practised international trade and investment law and policy both inside government and in the private sector for more than 45 years. Lawrence was a member of Canada’s mission to the United Nations and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in the 1970s. In his law practice, he has acted as counsel for Canada in the International Court of Justice and advocated cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panels and Canadian courts. He advises governments, state agencies and international organizations. Lawrence is on the Canadian government’s NAFTA Advisory Committee and the executive of the Canada-US Law Institute. As well, he is a senior fellow of the C. D. Howe Institute in Toronto.