William and Mary Law School
Littleton Tazewell

"My International Law class and Law and Development seminar at William and Mary Law provided an excellent foundation for my study at the University of London as the 1991 Drapers' Scholar, and my eventual career with USAID."

Littleton Tazewell (1991)

Deputy Mission Director, Regional Program for Southern Africa, United States Agency for International Development

Littleton Tazewell works as the Deputy Mission Director for the USAID Regional Project for Southern Africa based in Pretoria, South Africa. Among many other duties, Mr. Tazewell supervises the Office of the Regional Legal Advisor.

Prior to his posting in South Africa, Mr. Tazewell worked as Senior Advisor to the General Counsel for the U.S. Agency for International Development. There, Mr. Tazewell advised the General Counsel on matters related to the Agency’s Implementation and Procurement Reform Initiative. He led one of the initiative's six objectives, focused on strengthening local civil society and private sector organizations to increased aid effectiveness and sustainability.

Mr Tazewell's previous overseas posts include serving as the USAID Mission Director in Panama from 2008-2010, and serving as the Regional Legal Advisor for the USAID Mission for Central Asia from 2005-2008 and for the Central America Program covering USAID missions in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama from 2002-2005.  Mr. Tazewell also served as an attorney adviser in USAID/Washington for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau and the African Bureau from 2000-2003.

Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Tazewell taught International Trade Law at the Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador while working with a US law firm (1997-2000). Prior to living in Ecuador, he served as a corporate transactional lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut (1993-96). As a corporate attorney, Mr. Tazewell specialized in project finance, environmental issues, and affordable housing.  Littleton Tazewell also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal (1985-87).

In addition to his Juris Doctorate from the  Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Mr. Tazewell completed a Masters of Laws Degree in International Trade and Development at the Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London. He is a member of the NY, Connecticut and DC Bars.