Managing Director, Hills & Company
Atman Trivedi has over 20 years of policy, legal, and communications experience across foreign affairs, trade, and national security with a deep understanding and set of relationships in the Asia region.
Atman presently is a Managing Director at Hills & Company, International Consultants, advising companies on trade, investment, diplomacy, and politics primarily in Asia. He served as Senior Director for Policy in Global Markets at the U.S. Commerce Department. Atman played a leading role on India matters, including the creation of the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue and re-imagined U.S.-India CEO Forum, and managed the development of comprehensive strategic plans in key markets with a focus on Asia, including China, and Latin America. He also worked on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as Chairman John Kerry’s Counsel on India and Southeast Asia, and also advised him extensively on issues with China, Japan, and on the Korean Peninsula.
Prior to government, Atman was an international trade lawyer at WilmerHale LLP. He counseled global businesses on trade policy and litigation, economic sanctions, export controls, anti-bribery/FCPA, and CFIUS matters. Early in his career, he worked as a National Security Analyst at SAIC and a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Atman completed term membership at the Council on Foreign Relations and is an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Forum; a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; the Pacific Council on International Policy; a fellow with the Truman National Security Project; and an Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow, where he was part of its inaugural India-Pakistan initiative.