Douglas T. Nelson
Douglas T. Nelson is senior advisor, for trade, intellectual property and strategic issues for CropLife America, the largest national trade organization representing developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of agricultural pesticides across the United States.
Prior to CropLife America, Nelson served as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Unilever United States, Inc. in New York, N.Y.
Other previous positions included acquisitions and divestitures counsel at Union Carbide Corporation in Danbury, Conn., and associate positions at the New York law firms of Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and Coudert Brothers.
Nelson is an appointed member of the United States Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, which advises the U.S. trade representative and the Secretary of Commerce on intellectual property rights aspects of U.S. trade policy.
Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., a master’s degree and Ph.D. in European history from Columbia University and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, in New York, N.Y.