Formerly the United States Trade Representative, Barshefsky iscurrently Senior International Partner at Wilmer, Cutler &Pickering, Washington D.C., where she provides global business,investment, regulatory, trade and negotiating advice.

Barshefsky was the chief trade negotiator and principal tradepolicy maker for the United States from 1996 to 2001. As the UnitedStates Trade Representative and a member of the President'sCabinet, Barshefsky has been a central figure for internationalbusiness.

"Ambassador Barshefsky has spent the last decade at theforefront of global trade policy and international business, andher expertise will be a tremendous asset to Starwood, " statesBarry S. Sternlicht, Starwood's Chairman and CEO.

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