Trilingual lawyer and diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
Andrew McLaughlin, a Fredericton native, is a trilingual lawyer and diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Over the past three years, Andrew has worked at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, focusing on the impact of corruption and organized crime on Canadian investments and consular interests. Prior to that, Andrew worked at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba where he concentrated on regime stability and economic challenges. In both assignments, Andrew’s work had a direct impact on Canada’s foreign policy in the region. From 2007-2009 Andrew served as legal counsel in DFATD’s international law branch, an assignment that included arguing a case before the WTO Appellate Body in Geneva and partaking in multilateral negotiations in Morocco. Prior to joining the foreign service, Andrew worked as a lawyer with the law firm Stewart McKelvey. Andrew has a B.Comm. from Mount Allison, a LL.B. from UNB, and a LL.M. from the University of London (UCL/QMUL).