CHARLESTON -- After eight years as a commissioner on the United States International Trade Commission, Charlotte R. Lane is returning to West Virginia to practice law with the firm of Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer.
She plans to focus on mediation, goverment relations and corporate strategy.
Lane was appointed to the ITC by President George W. Bush in 2003. As an ITC commissioner, she participated in dozens of dumping and subsidy investigations, many relating to steel, chemical, paper and steel products manufacturer in West Virginia.
"Congress has passed strong trade laws to protect United States industries from unfairly priced goods or illegally subsidized goods coming into this country, injuring U.S. industries and their employees," Lane said. "I am proud that I was a strong voice upholding our trade laws and, in turn, saving many industries and their employees from injury because foreign industries were violating our trade laws."
Before her ITC appointment, Lane had a long career of public service in West Virginia.
She served on the West Virginia Public Service Commission, including a term as chairwoman. She also served four years in the House of Delegates.
Her legal career includes practice in federal and state courts, concentrating in utility, energy and business law.