Daniel Butterfoss

International Program Specialist

Daniel Butterfoss is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Mr. Butterfoss primarily works on CLDP’s programs in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Latin America, which focus on intellectual property protection, customs and trade-related programs, and government procurement.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Butterfoss served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Colombia, working on variety of community development projects focused on youth empowerment, sexual education, and gender equality. Previously, Mr. Butterfoss worked as a case manager at an immigration law firm in Minneapolis, MN, serving primarily South and Central American clients. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa, where he worked as an English teacher and teacher trainer at a rural primary school and implemented village-based development projects related to health and education.

Mr. Butterfoss received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Journalism from New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Samoan.

Upcoming Programs

January 29, 2018 - January 30, 2019
November 11, 2018 - November 15, 2018

CLDP in Action

October 7, 2018 - October 10, 2018

After training six Sri Lankan law school teams over five months to prepare them in oral and written advocacy, CLDP held its first Sri Lanka National Vis Moot Competition from October 7-10, 2018. The Royal Institute of Colombo College of Law prevailed as champion, and the University of Colombo College of Law placed second. The two winning teams will advance to represent Sri Lanka in the Willem C Vis Moot Competition in Hong Kong in April 2019. CLDP will continue to train both teams and help them prepare for the Hong Kong competition. 

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