USTDA Welcomes New General Counsel

Arlington, VA — The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announces the appointment of Sarah Fandell as General Counsel.  Ms. Fandell joins USTDA as a member of the Senior Executive Service and leading a dynamic team, will provide authoritative legal advice and direction on all USTDA program and operational activities.  Ms. Fandell will represent USTDA in connection with matters affecting the agency and as a member of the executive management team, provide legal guidance to the Director on broad issues related to the agency’s mission, strategic direction and effectiveness.

Ms. Fandell most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the Millennium Challenge Corporation.  Prior to joining the MCC, she was the General Counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation for thirteen years.

“USTDA has consistently delivered concrete results in support of its mission with agility and efficiency and I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the team continuing that tradition. From both a US and global perspective, the value of the work the Agency does to make it possible for early-stage development projects with great potential become bankable, while at the same time facilitating U.S. exports and jobs, especially resonates with me.”

Ms. Fandell received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.