Before joining Kelley Drye in 1976, Mr. Hartquist worked for President Ford as General Counsel of the White House Council on International Economic Policy. In that capacity, he worked on a wide range of international economic issues, including trade, finance, energy and agriculture. In 1973 and 1974, Mr. Hartquist was Assistant to the President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. OPIC is an agency of the United States government that provides political risk insurance to private U.S. corporations that invest in developing countries. From 1970 to 1973, Mr. Hartquist was Chief Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Richard S. Schweiker (R-PA). Mr. Hartquist began his legal career as Assistant Counsel to Bank of America in Los Angeles, and as Assistant Washington Representative in Washington, D.C.