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What the team is known for Preeminent trade group with market-leading strength in a broad range of areas of international trade. Particularly noted for its expertise in Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) proceedings, export control regulations and trade policy matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The Covington guys are a step ahead of most of the other lawyers in town. They're able to bring a political mindset to bear for clients, which is important for how CFIUS deals are managed through the process."

"They are excellent, top-notch. Very thorough, very intelligent, very well connected and very service-oriented."

Work highlights Represented Schneider Electric in the CFIUS review of its takeover of Ivensys for the value of $5.6 billion.

Advised Bombardier on a range of issues in connection to US and global trade policy, and its relations with the US government.

Notable practitioners  

David Fagan centers his formidable practice on resolving CFIUS issues for a broad range of corporate clients. Clients are appreciative of his expert insight, commenting that "he can get early reads on how potential settlements and proposals will be received by government."

Mark Plotkin is also recognized for his expertise in the CFIUS space. He draws praise from clients as an "outstanding project manager who's also very savvy about the law and at digging into the microdetails of a case."

Peter Flanagan is "a leader in his field," according to clients, who also praise his "outstanding quality of work." He is highly expert in matters relating to compliance with US economic sanctions.

Peter Lichtenbaum cochairs the firm's international trade and finance group, and has formerly held senior positions in the US Department of Commerce. Clients laud him as "a real subject matter expert" who "knows how the regulators think."

Corinne Goldstein advises on a range of issues relating to economic sanctions and export controls, in which fields she is well regarded for her insight. Clients speak warmly of her "very useful and helpful guidance on tricky sanctions issues." 

Peter Trooboff is a widely respected and longstanding member of the International Trade Bar, with over 40 years of experience in the field. He is particularly knowledgeable in issues arising in the context of economic sanctions. 

International practice group head Stuart Eizenstat is a revered practitioner in the field of international trade policy, in which he brings to bear his considerable experience in government, having served for three years as the US Ambassador to the EU.

John Veroneau is "a great talent," according to market sources. He is particularly active in providing advice and representation to clients in issues arising in the context of trade agreement negotiations.

Significant clients American Express, Novartis, PhRMA, SolarCity Corporation, Entrust.

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its deep expertise in matters of trade policy and notably accomplished in WTO proceedings. Well known for its capabilities in handling customs and export issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"It is one of the premier WTO firms out there, and is very good in trade remedies and customs work." 

Work highlights Represented Airbus in the ongoing civil aircraft dispute with Boeing, in a role that also involves advising the EU. The matter addresses the issue of subsidies to both companies.

Acted for Ford in litigation challenging the application of a 25% customs duty on certain of the company's cars.

Acted for the Chinese solar panel industry in injury proceedings before the ITC. The proceedings ran parallel to Sidley's representation of two Chinese solar panel producers in the largest trade dispute filed before the US Department of Commerce.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Belanger is a highly regarded customs specialist with over three decades of experience in the field. Clients praise his ability to combine technical facility with strategic oversight, saying: "He knows the politics and history of a situation but can also get down on the technical level, and moves easily between those two realms." 

Lisa Crosby centers her practice on export controls and economic sanctions. Her recent work in the area includes advising MasterCard on the implications of the sanctions imposed on Russia.

The "excellent" Andrew Shoyer is highly esteemed by his peers for his expertise in trade policy matters, particularly in relation to the WTO. Market sources comment: "He is one of the best WTO lawyers there is."

Neil Ellis's respected international trade practice focuses on antidumping disputes. Ellis was recently part of the Sidley team acting for Yingli Green Energy and Canadian Solar, two Chinese solar panel manufacturers, in the landmark trade remedy dispute before the US Department of Commerce.

Significant clients Nike, Bayer, Microsoft, Roper Industries, Caterpillar.

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What the team is known for Outstanding expertise in trade remedies proceedings, in which area its partners have considerable pedigree. Noted for its accomplished counsel in relation to CFIUS reviews and to the application of export control regulations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They do exceptional work - their coverage is comprehensive, and they are very good in all areas."

"I hold them in very high regard. As a firm of lawyers providing timely, helpful and efficient advice, Steptoe has proven to be the best among the many good firms we work with."

Work highlights Represented the government of Argentina before the Dispute Settlement Board of the WTO in proceedings brought by the EU, the USA and Japan contending that Argentina's import policy is in contravention of Articles VIII and XI of the General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT).

Acted for United States Enrichment Corporation in a sunset review antidumping case before the ITC concerning low-enrichment uranium imported from France.

Notable practitioners   

Stewart Baker is a highly respected CFIUS practitioner, in which capacity he brings to bear his experience as former general counsel to the National Security Agency. Market sources say that he is "very well known and very smart." 

Stephen Heifetz maintains a well-regarded CFIUS practice and is also experienced in advising on economic sanctions issues. Clients report that he is "a very skilled and dedicated professional."

The "fantastic" Edward Krauland commands respect for his substantial expertise in the realm of export controls, offering insightful advice on both the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Clients are forthcoming with praise, saying that he "is an exceptionally talented lawyer" who can be counted on for "clear, concise and understandable advice." 

Mark Moran is, according to market sources, "an excellent person and a first-class lawyer." He enjoys an outstanding reputation for his trade remedies practice, based in part on his representation of the Canadian softwood lumber industry in one of the largest international trade litigations in history. 

Susan Esserman is a highly respected trade practitioner, with considerable expertise in handling high-stakes trade remedies matters. She is particularly noted as an authority on trade issues between the USA and India. 

Matthew Yeo maintains his reputation as an accomplished trade remedies lawyer, with a particular focus on proceedings before the WTO. He also advises a range of clients on policy matters.

Senior statesman Richard Cunningham is an extremely well-respected trade lawyer with decades of experience representing multinational clients in trade disputes. Clients are quick to praise him, describing him as "the dean of the Trade Bar" and as a "skilled orator and advocate who brings incredible gravitas when he weighs in on our behalf."

Significant clients MeadWestvaco, Gang Yan Diamond, Charoen Pokphand Public Foods, China's Ministry of Commerce.

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What the team is known for Broad-ranging expertise spanning the full array of international trade issues. Especially strong reputation in relation to customs, trade policy and trade remedies matters.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is just excellent. We've found a good partner in Akin Gump - they've never let us down and have always provided expert and timely assistance."

"They've done an outstanding job - they've handled a high volume of work in short timeframes, and have carried a huge load for us."

Work highlights Represented UPS in its dealings with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs & Border Protection and the Bank for International Settlements, after potential failings were identified in UPS's screening and blocking procedure for denied parties.

Represented the government of Ecuador in an antidumping case filed by 35 shrimp processors located on the Gulf Coast alleging that Ecuador, along with India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, provided unfair and illegal subsidies to domestic processors.

Notable practitioners   

The "terrific" Lars-Erik Hjelm is well liked by clients for his "very calm, professional and measured" demeanor, and for the business perspective with which he tempers his legal acumen. He centers his international trade practice on customs issues.

Edward Rubinoff is a highly respected trade practitioner who attracts particular praise for his substantial expertise in economic sanctions compliance. One client reports that "for some of the harder, complex sanctions issues, we've gotten very good advice and support from Ed."

Warren Connelly focuses on complex trade remedies matters, with particular emphasis on antidumping cases. Clients state that he is "a first-rate lawyer - extremely client-oriented and very responsive."

The "excellent" Valerie Slater also offers considerable insight and skill in handling trade litigation matters. Her experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty issues, and extends to advising on the WTO and trade policy.

Hal Shapiro is, according to clients, a "really quite phenomenal" lawyer with the ability to "distill extremely complex regulations very simply and quickly." He heads the firm's international trade practice, and is well regarded for the quality of his advice on policy matters.

Significant clients Samsung Electronics, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Bain Capital, Joy Global, Hyundai.

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What the team is known for Widely respected for the quality of its representation in trade remedies proceedings and in advising on compliance with economic sanctions and export controls. Further noted for its capacity in advising on trade policy.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their attitude is that they will find the best way to support what we are attempting to do and guide us through the processes required in full compliance. They're not merely advisers, but part of our team."

"They are top-notch at understanding the intersection between the law and politics of their cases."

"They are incredibly responsive, very knowledgeable, easy to deal with and all in all a first-class shop."

Work highlights Advised Pfizer on the export controls implications of the divestment of its animal health business into the largest independent such business in the world, valued at $4.3 billion.

Represented Ukrainian company Interpipe in oil country tubular goods antidumping proceedings brought by domestic US producers, and in related trade negotiations with the USA.

Notable practitioners   

Jeanne Archibald is a distinguished trade practitioner, with experience encompassing issues in trade policy, CFIUS and export controls and economic sanctions. Her pedigree in private practice is bolstered in part by her background as the former general counsel for the US Treasury.

The "impressive" Beth Peters enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality of her international trade practice, particularly in relation to export controls and economic sanctions. An appreciative client states: "She's extremely knowledgeable, and comprehensive and balanced in her legal advice."

Mark McConnell is highly respected for his distinguished counsel on a range of trade matters, with particular expertise in handling trade litigation cases. He is also noted for his insight into policy issues, and has been involved in the formation of a number of significant policy coalitions.

Deen Kaplan has a strong reputation among peers and clients alike for his expertise in handling large trade litigation cases, with noted experience in issues relating to antidumping. Market sources praise his well-rounded advice, saying: "He is very politically savvy and does not hesitate to add color to decisions to provide needed context."

Warren Maruyama enjoys a growing reputation for his expertise in the sphere of trade policy, particularly in connection to the negotiation of trade agreements. His recent work includes advising the Coalition for Privacy & Free Trade in relation to the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership.

Significant clients Lockheed Martin, Fonterra, Ford, Barclays Bank, General Dynamics.

Band 2 | WilmerHale

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What the team is known for Outstanding reputation for the resources and expertise it brings to trade policy and remedies matters. Also offers adept representation in relation to the CFIUS review process.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Wilmer has been so good to work with, and promotes our priority issues. They're very good technically and very good at taking the lead on things."

"I appreciate their ability to conclude in their advice, to give more than just the risks. They are particularly effective in their feel for how the government interprets the regulations."

Work highlights Advised a global energy company on a range of issues in relation to WTO law and climate change.

Continued to represent Boeing in the long-running and high-profile litigation against Airbus before the WTO.

Notable practitioners   

Benjamin Powell continues to build on his reputation for high-quality counsel on a range of CFIUS issues facing multinational clients, with one peer describing him as "a rising star." He is particularly noted for his expertise in guiding transactions related to the cyber-security industry through the review process.

The "very talented" Ronald Meltzer is relied on by major clients to handle a wide range of issues arising from economic sanctions imposed by the USA. Clients are appreciative of his ability to "give definitive answers - to give more than just the risks."

Charlene Barshefsky is a renowned figure at the International Trade Bar, with a great wealth of experience stemming from her former role as the United States Trade Representative. Her influence in the policy sphere is significant, with one peer commenting that she "is as good as anyone can be."

Robert Novick is a highly esteemed practitioner in the field of trade remedies, who presently also serves as a co-managing partner of the firm. One client reports that "his relationships and knowledge in the area of trade litigation make him a very effective advocate."

Significant clients GE, government of Japan, Delta Air Lines, Cisco Systems, European Petroleum Industry Association.

Band 3 | Arent Fox LLP

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What the team is known for Well positioned to offer expert counsel in relation to issues in the context of export controls, particularly in terms of ITAR and EAR matters. Also respected for its accomplished representation in trade remedies proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I think they're terrific. I find them extraordinarily responsive, they have a tremendous knowledge of customs and they are trusted by the customs folk."

"They did a great job. They were very good at getting me in front of who I needed to be in front of in what ultimately was a political issue."

Work highlights Acted for the government of Timor-Leste in international arbitration proceedings concerning a tax dispute with ConocoPhillips arising from the exploration of oil and gas fields in the South Timor Sea.

Represented Nexen in relation to export controls limiting the scope of its ability to transport crude oil through the USA, and in relation to customs issues connected to energy imports.

Notable practitioners    

The "brilliant" Kay Georgi is a well-liked and highly respected member of the International Trade Bar, with pronounced expertise in matters relating to ITAR and EAR. One client enthuses: "You couldn't have a more responsive, responsible, intelligent person working on your export matters."

Matthew Clark is the managing partner of the firm in addition to maintaining a well-regarded practice focusing on antidumping and countervailing duty matters.

Trade group head Matthew Nolan maintains a well-respected practice centered on handling significant trade litigation matters. One client reports that "he has developed a good understanding of our industry and of my business in particular - and he has a great understanding of the surrounding politics." 

Significant clients Trina Solar, Kingston Technology, Dover Corporation, Motorola, Coca-Cola.

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What the team is known for Very strong reputation in relation to export control and economic sanctions matters. Also called upon by a range of international clients to provide counsel on antidumping and countervailing duty reviews.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very professional, very knowledgeable and provide a very well-balanced perspective on the issues."

"They truly are experts, walking encyclopedias of the laws. They have, in addition to their expertise, an objectivity - they don't overreact or minimize, but simply guide us on what the law requires."

Work highlights Completed a comprehensive audit for United Technologies, as required under the terms of a Consent Agreement reached with the State Department following unauthorized transfers under the ITAR and Arms Export Control Act.

Acted for Giorgio Foods in a constitutional challenge to the program of distribution of liquidated countervailing duties and antidumping damages under the Byrd Amendment.

Notable practitioners    

The "absolutely excellent" John Barker enjoys a very strong reputation for his deep experience in export control matters. Commentators attest that "he has absolute technical competence" and observe that "he is really understanding of the real impact of the regulations for clients, and helps them manage the State Department's expectations."

Michael Shor continues to attract praise from peers and clients alike for his capabilities in the sphere of trade remedies. His international trade practice also includes offering counsel on customs issues. Clients praise his ability to "work with external economists, and put together a very good case file and presentation before the ITC."

Lawrence Schneider is recognized for his expertise on matters relating to countervailing duties, antidumping and trade policy. Sources state that "he is very, very knowledgeable and a great resource. He provides a thorough review of the matters, weighing the options in a very careful way."

Significant clients Government of Israel, Wieland Werke, Glencore Canada, Bechtel, Zucarmex.

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What the team is known for Called upon by a broad range of multinational clients in relation to trade remedies and export controls. The firm is also noted for its expert representation in arbitration proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are strong in imports and trade remedies matters." 

Work highlights Acted for the government of Canada in a softwood lumber dispute with the USA held in the LCIA. Hughes Hubbard successfully argued that Canada was under no obligation to continue applying export taxes following the renewal of the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the two countries.

Represented Eaton in relation to a range of export control issues and matters relating to compliance with sanctions regimes.

Notable practitioners  

Amanda DeBusk is a distinguished and highly regarded trade lawyer, with pronounced expertise in matters relating to export controls. Clients attest that she "combines a deep knowledge of the field with very good relationships with the government enforcers - she has their respect."

Joanne Osendarp enjoys an excellent reputation for her international trade practice, which focuses on remedies proceedings. She is lead counsel for the government of Canada in its ongoing dispute with the USA relating to the softwood lumber industry.

The "very detail-oriented" Matthew Nicely has a growing reputation for his trade practice, which has a particular focus on antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Clients report that "he is extremely knowledgeable in the trade space and extremely methodical."

Significant clients Papierfabrik August Koehler, Vietnamese shrimp industry, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Television Association of Programmers Latin America, government of Mexico.

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What the team is known for Outstanding quality of representation in trade remedies proceedings, especially relating to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. Further capability in handling customs and export control issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Everything from their offices, their depth of talent and their involvement within the legal community on trade issues means that they are the ultimate professionals."

"They've been phenomenal. In all the years of my career, they are the best outside counsel I've ever worked with."

"They've always given consistently good advice that is timely and has a business eye to it." 

Work highlights Represented AK Steel in antidumping proceedings brought on its behalf against both the import of nonoriented electrical steel and grain-oriented electrical steel products from a number of foreign countries.

Acted for US Magnesium in successive antidumping proceedings against the import of magnesium from China, as a result of which margins of over 100% were imposed.

Notable practitioners   

Joseph Dorn is a renowned trade remedies practitioner who garners significant praise from both peers and clients. Clients are forthcoming with their praise, saying they "can't imagine there is anyone with more or better experience in representing domestic industry."

Gilbert Kaplan is well known for his trade remedies practice, and has significant experience in handling antidumping and countervailing duty matters. His recent work includes advising a US pulp producer in relation to a Chinese antidumping investigation.

Stephen Orava attracts praise from clients, who attest that his "business acumen, creativity, vision, leadership, responsiveness, tenacity, political savvy and diplomacy combine in him to deliver a truly exceptional legal service." His wide-ranging practice encompasses expertise in matters relating to GATT and the General Agreement on Trade in Services, as well as further provisions of the WTO.

Significant clients Appvion, Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Corn Refiners Association, Dow Chemical, NewPage.

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What the team is known for Regularly called upon to represent international clients in CFIUS reviews and trade remedies proceedings. Known for its particular expertise in matters pertaining to the technology and steel industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very good at what they do - they give top-notch legal advice, and we're very satisfied with their counsel."

Work highlights Guided Sprint Nextel through the CFIUS review of its sale of a 78% stake in the company to SoftBank. The transaction was valued at $21.6 billion.

Represented Applied Materials in its merger with Tokyo Electron, a semiconductor company valued at $9.4 billion. The proposed deal successfully passed CFIUS review.

Notable practitioners   

Ivan Schlager is a noted expert in the regulatory environment pertaining to cross-border transactions, with special proficiency in guiding deals through the CFIUS review process. Clients report that he is "incredibly talented - the quality of his advice is as good as it gets."

The "terrific" Malcolm Tuesley is considered a rising star in the CFIUS space, in which he often works in tandem with Ivan Schlager. One market source states that "he is really very good - I think very highly of him."

James Hecht is well respected for his practice in trade remedies, in which he has notable experience in representing domestic industry in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. He is also often called upon to offer advice on trade policy issues.

Robert Lighthizer heads the firm's international trade group and centers his practice on handling significant trade litigation matters. He has over two decades of experience in the space, and has a further focus on removing barriers to entry to foreign markets on behalf of US companies.

Significant clients Bain Capital, LSI Corporation, China Post & Telecommunications Economy Development Centre, AutoNavi Holdings, LCY Chemical.

Band 3 | Wiley Rein LLP

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What the team is known for Broad-ranging trade group encompassing expertise in CFIUS proceedings, trade remedies and counseling on compliance with economic sanctions.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of SolarWorld Industries America and the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing in filing antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against photovoltaic modules originating from China and Taiwan.

Represented the Rebar Trade Action Coalition in entering a petition for action against imports from Turkey and Mexico, arguing that their trade was conducted unfairly.

Notable practitioners   

Serena Moe is highly experienced in handling a wide range of issues relating to OFAC sanctions and the design and implementation of sanctions compliance programs. Clients are quick to recommend her for her ability to address their issues.

Alan Price chairs the firm's international trade group, and focuses his practice on trade litigation and counseling on policy issues. Clients highlight his ability to explain issues in an easily understandable way as a key strength.

Timothy Brightbill maintains a broad practice in international trade, with noted expertise in handling trade remedies matters. He also provides counsel on issues in relation to export controls and trade policy.

Charles Verrill is recognized as a senior statesman of the International Trade Bar, offering sage counsel on a broad range of issues relating to trade policy and litigation.

Significant clients SolarWorld Industries America, Nucor, Wind Tower Trade Coalition, Deutsche Telekom, Rebar Trade Action Coalition.

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What the team is known for Specialist trade boutique with a growing reputation for its excellence in trade remedies proceedings. Clients also often turn to the firm for guidance on policy issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are great. They understand that not everyone adds value - they move the right person in the group to tackle a particular problem."

"They ask a lot of really detailed questions, and give detailed responses. They try to pinpoint the issues, then deal with them. Always very high-quality."

"The firm's lawyers are creative, aggressive, politically astute and tireless."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of the American Sugar Coalition in filing an antidumping and countervailing duty petition against imports of sugar from Mexico. The coalition achieved a unanimous favorable preliminary determination in the ITC.

Represented Occidental Chemical and Clearon in a petition alleging that chlorine imports from Japan were being dumped following their being subsidized by the government of China. The Department of Commerce imposed favorable preliminary determinations as to countervailing and antidumping duties on both countries in 2014.

Notable practitioners   

John Greenwald is highly valued by clients, who describe him as "a magician" who is "extremely authoritative, and highly regarded by the Department of Commerce and State Department." He focuses on representing US companies in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings.

Jack Levy is "an excellent litigator who understands the most technical details, as well as the big-picture strategy issues," according to clients. He enjoys a growing reputation among peers and clients alike for his practice focused on trade remedies matters. 

The "exceptionally talented" James Cannon continues to build on his strong reputation as an accomplished trade remedies practitioner. Clients praise the practical application of his legal knowledge, saying: "He is extraordinarily bright in terms of being able to deeply understand the business, and all the economics associated with the market."

Significant clients Whirlpool, DuPont, Honeywell, ArcelorMittal, Husqvarna.

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What the team is known for Full-service customs representation, including in protest proceedings challenging Customs & Border Protection rate determinations. Notable expertise in handling issues in the context of economic sanctions and export control regulations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They really are the best in the business for government trade and contracting. And they're very easy to work with and nice people." 

"They did a fantastic job. Because they knew what they were doing, everything went very smoothly."

Work highlights Acted for Hino Motors Manufacturing in its successful bid to have the import of catalytic converters from Japan classified by Customs & Border Protection as duty-free.

Represented Caterpillar before the Department of Commerce in an antidumping investigation into the import of ball bearings from Japan.

Notable practitioners  

John Brew is a customs practitioner appreciated by clients for his deep expertise and attention to cost and time management. Clients report that "he provides advice and counsel in the form that we need it: brief, black and white, and without lengthy over-analysis."

Jeffrey Snyder is a widely respected practitioner who focuses on export control regulations, with particular emphasis on issues related to EAR. He also provides counsel on economic sanctions imposed by OFAC.

Significant clients Aerojet, Caltech, Schlumberger, Alcoa, Electrolux.

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What the team is known for Deep and expert bench in the field of trade remedies in all applicable forums. Attracts praise for its holistic and comprehensive approach to remedies proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They have a truly deep knowledge of the jurisprudence, and their insights into what's going on in the industry is just way beyond typical lawyers."

"We were very pleased with their service. They were very dedicated and committed to the process and to the project."

Work highlights Represented the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China in defending a WTO action brought by the US government disputing the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on grain-oriented electrical steel.

Acted for the interests of Jacobi Carbons in a US antidumping review against China, in which the Curtis team was successful in persuading the Commerce Department to amend a calculation methodology in a way beneficial to their client.

Notable practitioners  

The "super-knowledgeable" William Barringer is highly esteemed for his decades of experience in handling significant trade remedies matters. Among his recent work is the representation of the government of Vietnam in a case before the WTO.

James Durling attracts praise for his well-rounded remedies counsel, which is bolstered by his strong understanding of the surrounding economic and political arguments. Clients are appreciative of his "helping us understand a lot of the proceedings, the laws and the reasoning why things are done."

Daniel Porter is, according to market sources, an "incredibly hard-working and incredibly smart" attorney who "doggedly pursues his clients' interests." He maintains a broad practice in international trade including counseling on customs and export control matters, but with a particular emphasis on trade remedies proceedings.

Christopher Dunn centers his international trade practice on remedies proceedings before the US Commerce Department, ITC and WTO. He is also well respected for his counsel in matters relating to customs and economic sanctions.

Significant clients Chinese Rubber Industry Association, CMA, Vietnam Association of Shrimp Producers, Fujifilm, JFE Steel.

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What the team is known for Well positioned to offer expert advice on compliance with laws regulating military and dual-use exports, and on sanctions imposed by OFAC, the EU and the UN. Also notable for its experience in customs matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers with whom we routinely work are incredibly effective legal and strategic advisers, and the firm has additional depth that allows us to tap into other areas of expertise as needed."

Work highlights Represented American Honda in an antidumping investigation connected to the import of outboard motors from Japan. Gibson Dunn successfully argued before the ITC that the imports had not materially injured the US domestic industry.

Acted for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in state enforcement proceedings related to economic sanctions issues.

Notable practitioners  

Judith Lee has a strong reputation for her deep expertise on matters relating to export controls and economic sanctions. Clients are appreciative of her ability to communicate complicated regulatory regimes clearly, saying: "She is able to prepare something I can send both to our customers and to the regulators."

Significant clients Carnival Corporation, GE Capital, Och Ziff Capital Management, American Honda, Whirlpool.

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What the team is known for Excellent standard of representation in trade remedies proceedings before domestic forums and the WTO. Also offers counsel on trade policy matters, including on the negotiation of the free trade agreements. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I was impressed early on not only with their knowledge of the applicable law, but also with their technical knowledge and that they had at their fingertips the knowledge of what the position of the State Department had been in the past in such matters."

"Their expertise is excellent - they bring value to most every process we work with."

"What is impressive is how they get to the facts to be able to provide the company with a practical approach to whatever we have to address."

Work highlights Advised the Specialty Steel Industry of North America on a range of trade issues, particularly in relation to the Export Control Reforms and their impact on the use of steel alloys in aerospace components.

Acted for Davis Wire and Insteel Wire Products in filing a petition contending that imports of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China and Mexico were materially damaging to domestic industry. As a result, the ITC ruled unanimously to impose antidumping duties on imports from both countries.  

Notable practitioners   

The "exemplary" Eric McClafferty receives appreciative feedback from clients, who praise his advice as being "practical and delivered in a delicate, diplomatic and client-oriented manner." He focuses on issues arising in the context of export controls, as well as offering counsel on antidumping and countervailing duty matters.

Paul Rosenthal is, according to one market source, "probably the best of the petitioner lawyers I know." He enjoys an excellent reputation for the strength of his international trade practice, which centers on representing domestic industry in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, and on counseling on policy issues.

David Hartquist is well respected for his deep experience in trade issues gained both while in private practice and while serving in the Ford administration. He focuses on representing clients in trade remedies actions, with pronounced expertise in cases relating to the steel industry.

The "superb" Kathleen Cannon attracts praise from both peers and clients for her trade remedies practice and is particularly well regarded for her performances at the ITC on behalf of her clients. Sources speak appreciatively of her oversight of cases: "It is such a breath of fresh air to get someone who is very hands-on when it comes to legal strategy."

Significant clients ArcelorMittal, Calgon Carbon, American Honey Producers Association, CPA Global, Perspecsys.

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What the team is known for Called on by international clients for its expertise in navigating CFIUS reviews. The firm is also acknowledged as being highly capable in matters relating to export controls and economic sanctions.

Work highlights Carried out an internal investigation for a Chinese energy services company in relation to potential violations of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. The firm also interfaced with government enforcement officials with a mind to resolving the sanctions liability.

Represented IBM in relation to the CFIUS review of the high-profile sale of its x86 server business to Chinese technology company Lenovo.

Notable practitioners  

Theodore Kassinger enjoys an outstanding reputation as a leading figure at the CFIUS Bar. He brings to his private practice the political insight gained during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce.

Greta Lichtenbaum maintains her strong position as an expert trade practitioner, with a particular emphasis on issues arising in the context of economic sanctions and export controls. Clients appreciate her commercial awareness.

Significant clients Goldman Sachs, IBM.

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What the team is known for Recognized for its broad expertise in international trade, with a pronounced ability in advising clients on export controls compliance. Further experience in handling trade remedies proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They were very helpful in shaping our comments so that they would have impact with the Commerce and State Departments."

"They are specialized in US trade regulations and are very good at what they do. We value their expertise - they are really excellent."

"It is excellent in the area of trade compliance."  

Work highlights Represented the government of Mexico in dispute settlement proceedings before the WTO concerning country of origin labeling for beef products, and standards for dolphin-safe tuna.

Continued to advise Rolls-Royce on export controls, trade sanctions and customs matters.

Notable practitioners   

Christopher Wall maintains a broad practice across the full range of international trade issues. He is best known, and very well respected, for his expertise in matters relating to both export controls and economic sanctions.

Stephan Becker is, according to clients, "very, very good at knowing what arguments will have weight, and gives excellent advice." He is adept both at handling trade remedies proceedings, and in his counsel on issues in connection to economic sanctions and export controls.

The "well-experienced" Nancy Fischer is a respected practitioner with a practice spanning a diverse array of issues in international trade. She attracts praise from clients for her business acumen and the quality of her advice, with one attesting that "not only is she very fast in responding, her responses are always accurate and easy to understand."

Significant clients BAE Systems, Chevron, EADS Deutschland, General Atomics, Panasonic.

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What the team is known for Well-resourced trade group with an emphasis on trade remedies proceedings in the WTO and in domestic forums. Clients include US and foreign multinationals and government entities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"White & Case has a deep breadth of experience and talent when it comes to international trade that a global company can rely upon with its legal matters around the world."

"The answers they gave were very detailed and very specific to our questions."

Work highlights Represented the Royal Thai Government in relation to the US Department of Commerce's investigation into countervailable subsidies in the frozen warmwater shrimp market in Thailand.

Acted for Deacero in the course of US antidumping proceedings addressing the import of galvanized steel products from Mexico.

Notable practitioners  

International trade group head Walter Spak is a well-known and well-respected practitioner in the field, with a noted emphasis on counseling on trade policy and remedies matters. He has a further interest in the implementation of customs regulations.

The "extremely knowledgeable" Gregory Spak maintains a broad practice in trade matters, with expertise in trade policy and litigation, and in export controls and sanctions. Clients are appreciative of his "gift for being able to take complicated concepts and explain them to a layperson in a way they can understand."

Significant clients Hyundai Heavy Industries, Tyson, Royal Thai Government, Saudi Aramco, Mattel.

Band 5 | Alston & Bird

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What the team is known for Robust practice in customs, with a reputation for clear and creative advice. Also notable for its capability in export control issues. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They're great - the firm as a whole is phenomenal in regulatory cross-border matters."

"They are excellent in terms of customs work." 

Work highlights Provided analysis and advice relating to trade policy, the implementation of WTO agreements and the regulation of foreign direct investment to the government of the Russian Federation.

Notable practitioners  

The "very impressive" Kenneth Weigel maintains a broad practice covering an array of trade issues, with particular emphasis on customs and export regulations. Sources report that "he very ably handles import and export compliance across the full range of issues."

Jon Fee is an accomplished trade attorney who centers his practice on customs counseling and who attracts praise for the clarity and concision of his advice. Clients say that "he has a very good rapport with us, a good way of distilling issues down and of giving practical advice." 

Thomas Crocker is respected for the depth of his experience in handling issues arising in the context of export controls, including EAR and ITAR matters. He is also notable for his capabilities in guiding clients through the CFIUS review process and in providing policy advice.

Significant clients American Honda, ConocoPhillips, Dell, Delta Air Lines, UPS.

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What the team is known for High quality of representation in trade remedies proceedings. Also noted for its capacity in relation to export and import issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They are smart, fast, up to date on the latest developments in technology and law, and quite innovative in solving problems where technology outpaces the law." 

"The whole staff are very professional and take care of every single detail, very precise in answering and in respecting deadlines, and very fast."

Work highlights Represented Precision Enterprises in successfully challenging the imposition of import duty on and consequent impounding of self-propelled modular transporters by Customs & Border Protection.

Acted for Ford in filing for declaratory judgment and for injunctive relief seeking refund of customs duties whose values had been based on reconciliation entries deemed liquidated under law.

Notable practitioners  

Melvin Schwechter heads the firm's national international trade compliance practice and offers expertise across a broad range of trade matters, including in export controls and customs. Market sources comment on the holistic service he offers to clients facing trade issues.

The "brilliant" Elliot Feldman is a noted authority on matters relating to trade litigation, in which area he has over 30 years of experience. Clients are forthcoming with their appreciation of his expertise, saying that "he has a deep knowledge of trade issues, especially regarding trade remedies proceedings. He has complete command of the legal arguments in the field."

Significant clients Ford, Precision Enterprises, EMD Millipore.

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What the team is known for Pronounced expertise in handling a wide range of customs issues. Additional experience in advising on export control compliance and in representing clients in trade litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They deliver outstanding service to us. They are very good at taking the time to understand our issue, and to apply our company's particular objectives to the customs rules."

"Baker offers very responsive, timely and business useful guidance. It's been a pleasure to work with them." 

Work highlights Acted for Golden Dragon in antidumping proceedings addressing the import of copper pipes from Mexico and China.

Provided customs advice to Epson America in relation to its trade activity in the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Notable practitioners   

Ted Murphy is an accomplished customs practitioner with a particular focus on advising on compliance issues, especially those relating to trade agreements. Clients say that "he is extremely responsive and very knowledgeable, which makes him cost-effective." 

Senior statesman Stuart Seidel has, according to clients, "very expert insight into the practical application of customs regulations." He has over 30 years' experience in the field, both in government and in private practice.

Significant clients China Merchants Holdings International, Applied Materials, Ansell Healthcare, Golden Dragon.

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What the team is known for Recognized as highly capable in relation to counseling on sanctions compliance and in representing clients in allegations of sanctions violations. Further experience in CFIUS review proceedings.

Work highlights Acted for Intesa Sanpaolo in relation to investigations by the DOJ, OFAC and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office into alleged sanctions violations arising from the processing of transactions in connection to Iran, Sudan, Libya and Cuba. No criminal charges were brought, or fines levied by the Manhattan DA or DOJ, while the bank settled with OFAC for $2.3 million.

Advised Morgan Stanley in connection to the CFIUS review of the sale of its Global Oil Merchanting unit to Rosneft Oil.

Notable practitioners  

John Reynolds is extremely well regarded for his diverse and accomplished practice in international trade, which spans issues in export controls, economic sanctions and the CFIUS review process. Market sources attest that he is "unsurpassed in the rules relating to banking and OFAC."

Significant clients BHP Billiton, JPMorgan Chase, Philip Morris, government of France, Hoffmann-La Roche.

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What the team is known for Called upon by a range of multinational clients for clear advice on sanctions compliance. Additional proficiency in handling antidumping matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"DLA Piper is honest and client-focused, and increasingly a competitive global firm." 

Work highlights Advised Archer Daniels Midland on a range of licensing and compliance matters in connection to economic sanctions, trade controls and embargo programs imposed by the USA.

Counseled Eramet Marietta as petitioner in sunset reviews of antidumping orders imposed on three countries exporting silicomanganese.

Notable practitioners  

The "superlative" Richard Newcomb is, according to clients, "an esteemed expert, very responsive and highly practical." He is proficient in handling a wide range of trade issues, and is best known for his expertise in export regulations and economic sanctions.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Archer Daniels Midland, Nissan North America, Saab North America, Globe Metallurgical. 

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What the team is known for Respected representation in CFIUS review proceedings. Particular expertise in matters relating to the defense and technology industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are incredibly knowledgeable and they go beyond knowing how to fill out the forms for the CFIUS process - they know what the nuances are and how the panel thinks."

"They are our go-to firm for CFIUS work." 

Work highlights Represented Atlas Management in its CFIUS filing pertaining to its $1.25 billion acquisition of Kaydon.

Represented Ports America Group in the course of the CFIUS review of a minority investment in the company by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The investment was subject to additional scrutiny due to the national security implications of foreign minority ownership of part of the national port infrastructure.

Notable practitioners  

The "exceptional" Farhad Jalinous is a renowned figure at the CFIUS Bar, with over 20 years of experience in guiding multinational corporations through the review process. Clients are appreciative of the quality of his service, saying: "It was a total pleasure to work with him - very happy with his expertise, his response times were amazing and his relationship with the opposing counsel was very good."

The "very helpful and very confident" Karalyn Meany Mildorf continues to build on her reputation as an accomplished CFIUS attorney, with a practice that includes experience in FOCI (foreign ownership, control or influence) mitigation activity.

Significant clients Safran, Ultra Electronics, Datacard, WS Atkins, Rolls-Royce.

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What the team is known for Acknowledged as a leading firm for issues relating to export controls and economic sanctions compliance. Latham has additional capability in CFIUS review proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"They are excellent. They are all experienced with good judgment, are quick studies and get right to the core of important issues." 

"Just tremendous. They are extremely available, responsive, engaged and practical in the advice they provide."

Work highlights Represented CARE USA in relation to its compliance with US sanctions imposed on a number of countries, including Somalia, Syria and Sudan. Latham worked with OFAC and the Department of Commerce to secure licenses to carry out humanitarian work in sanctioned countries.

Acted for Avago Technologies, a Singaporean company, in connection to the CFIUS review process of its acquisition of LSI Corporation.

Notable practitioners  

The "very polished and very seasoned" William McGlone attracts resounding praise for his trade practice, which focuses primarily on issues relating to export control regulations and economic sanctions. Clients attest to the fact that "Bill is the guy who is able to say clearly what the issues are, and what route to take."

Significant clients Digital Signal Corporation, United Technologies, Genzyme, Mellanox Technologies, SillaJen.

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What the team is known for Well regarded as a trade policy shop, with extensive experience in counseling a range of multinational clients on WTO and international free trade agreements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're great - they have great subject matter expertise, have staff who've worked professionally in the trade world and have friendly relationships with Congress."

"It's an excellent firm with deep expertise in international trade, great client service and commercial awareness."

Work highlights Represented the government of China in a countervailing duty investigation in the US in connection with the import of R-134a, a chemical refrigerant.

Acted for bioMérieux in the CFIUS review of its acquisition of BioFire Diagnostics, a biotechnology company based in the USA.   

Significant clients PT Djarum, Huntsman, Renewable Fuels Association, Dow Chemical, Visa.

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What the team is known for Broad-ranging practice group in international trade, with notable experience in trade policy counsel, export controls and sanctions compliance, and trade litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We have found them very good, very reliable, efficient in their operation and very prudent in giving good, practical advice."

"I give them the highest possible marks in representing us in a difficult trade climate." 

Work highlights Represented a broad range of clients, including from the fruit and entertainment industries, in advancing and safeguarding their interests in the ongoing negotiations relating to the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, Trans-Pacific Partnership and other international trade agreements.

Acted for Chiquita Brands International in WTO litigation concerning the banana industry, and negotiated two WTO settlement agreements designed to resolve the long-standing disputes in the area.

Notable practitioners  

The "very, very smart" David Levine maintains his strong reputation for his trade practice focused on sanctions and export controls. Market sources report that "you can't go wrong with him for sanctions and export controls matters."

Significant clients Applied Materials, Campari America, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Goldman Sachs.

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What the team is known for Widely respected for its capabilities in the sphere of trade remedies. The firm has additional expertise in offering counsel on trade policy and customs matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are as good as it comes - they are expert in the field of trade remedies and we have total confidence in the advice they give us. They are true professionals and highly skilled."

"They are excellent in every way - not only in their professionalism, but they also take care of all the small details that make the difference."

"The international trade group at the firm has an unrivaled group of seasoned trade policy and trade remedies experts."

Work highlights Represented Borusan Mannesmann in the US antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into oil country tubular goods from Turkey.

Acted for Motech in an antidumping investigation into the export of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan.

Notable practitioners  

The "very dynamic" Donald Cameron is a well-known and well-respected figure at the International Trade Bar, with particular expertise in handling significant trade remedies matters relating to antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Clients attest that he "brings an unrivaled passion and knowledge to representing his clients."

Julie Mendoza attracts praise from clients for her "deep knowledge of the law around antidumping matters" and for being "a problem-solving strategic thinker who can navigate Washington bureaucracies with great impact." Her practice includes handling trade remedies proceedings at the US Court of International Trade and WTO as well as providing advice on trade policy matters.

Significant clients Bell Supply Company, Dongkuk Steel Mill Company, Hyundai HYSCO, Motech Industries, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.

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What the team is known for Heavy emphasis on matters relating to export controls and economic sanctions, in which areas its partners are well regarded for their expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"I have been very impressed with the level of knowledge each attorney possesses and their ability to communicate their legal recommendations in such a succinct and relevant manner."

"Their attorneys are very easy to reach, very responsive, and are always willing to learn about any unique challenges for our industry and products."

Notable practitioners  

John Scott Maberry centers his trade practice on handling complex issues arising in the context of export controls and US-imposed economic sanctions. Sources compliment his personal skills, saying that "he has a good touch in terms of his handling of clients and opposing counsel."

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What the team is known for Recognized as a talented trade boutique that focuses on representing petitioners in antidumping proceedings.

Notable practitioners  

Terence Stewart is a prominent figure at the Petitioners Bar highly regarded for his experience in handling major trade remedies proceedings. His practice also includes litigation at the WTO and advice on trade agreement negotiations.

The "very strong" Elizabeth Drake is "a great talent" in the trade remedies space, say sources. She continues to build on her reputation as a particularly accomplished junior partner.

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What the team is known for Regularly called on by domestic and international clients to provide expert counsel on compliance issues in relation to export control regulations and OFAC sanctions. The firm has further experience of representing clients under investigation for potential regulatory violations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are extremely good. They have a very high level of expertise in export licensing, and we get value for money in an area where the cost of going wrong is  heavy."

"Vinson & Elkins works lightning-fast with expertise, perfectly summarizing important export issues to the point."

"They have showed real expertise in advising on defense laws and ITAR regulations, and a great willingness to attend to the client and our needs."

Work highlights Provided counsel on a potential transaction in the satellite industry. Vinson advised on the potential implications of the mooted deal in relation to ITAR.

Advised a number of multinational clients on issues arising from OFAC sanctions imposed against Russia, and interfaced with the agency to resolve complications as they became apparent.

Notable practitioners  

Kathleen Little is recognized by market sources as a practitioner with a strong knowledge of the regimes governing export controls and the government agencies involved in implementing them, and as someone who exercises sound judgment. She is a noted authority on issues related to EAR and ITAR, and on OFAC sanctions.

David Johnson maintains a broad practice encompassing a diverse range of issues within international trade, and is particularly noted for his expertise in export control matters. Clients are appreciative of his attention to service, praising his "prompt, personal attention, good staff management on projects and in-depth topic knowledge that allows for immediate answers."

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Lawrence Friedman of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn is, according to clients, "an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in all areas of import and export." He is particularly noted for his proficiency in issues relating to goods classification, country of origin labeling and IP infringements in the trade context. 

Matthew McGrath of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn is widely regarded as an expert practitioner in the customs space. He has over 30 years of experience at the International Trade Bar, and has besides his customs insight substantial experience in trade remedies proceedings.

Thaddeus McBride of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is, according to clients, "an obvious expert in his field" who "provides concise, pragmatic and structured advice directly relevant to your particular needs." McBride acts for foreign and domestic companies in export controls and economic sanctions matters

Benjamin Flowe of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP is "the guru of encryption work" within the context of export controls, according to market sources. He is a highly regarded trade attorney whose practice focuses on export matters. Clients report that he has "extraordinary knowledge of export law" and gives "insightful, practical, efficiently delivered and business-oriented counsel." 

Adrienne Braumiller of Braumiller Law Group, PLLC attracts praise from clients for her deep knowledge of import compliance issues and for her innovative approach to the possible applications of customs regulations, and their impact on the client's business.

Paul Marquardt of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP enjoys a growing reputation for his expertise in handling issues arising both in relation to CFIUS reviews and to economic sanctions. Clients attest that "his transactional background gives him a real understanding of business and how financial issues play out."

The "absolutely superb" George Kleinfeld of Clifford Chance US LLP maintains a broad practice, in which he has noted prowess in handling both the CFIUS review process and matters relating to trade sanctions. Clients say that he is "extremely responsive and prompt - no inquiry goes more than two hours without some form of response."

Giovanna Cinelli of Dentons is recognized for her expertise in export control and compliance matters. Market observers attest that Cinelli has "a very strong reputation in the community" and note that "in terms of her expertise and experience she is clearly very strong."

Kathleen Murphy of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a "very responsive and very precise" trade lawyer, according to clients. She focuses on issues arising in the context of customs, representing companies before Customs & Border Protection as well as advising on supply chain compliance.

The "excellent" Mario Mancuso of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP attracts praise from clients for his insight into sanctions compliance, and for his ability to "parlay his experience in government into real advice that helps the client." He heads the firm's international trade and investment group.

Peter Quinter is a partner at GrayRobinson, PA with a strong reputation at the Trade Bar as an accomplished customs practitioner. Clients say of him that "he is very straightforward, completely trustworthy and an extremely competent lawyer."

James Bacchus of Greenberg Traurig, LLP centers his practice on trade litigation and on offering advice on policy issues. He brings to bear on these matters his experience as a former member of Congress and chief judge of the appellate body of the WTO. 

Peter Klestadt of boutique firm Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP receives commendations from his peers as to the depth of his expertise in customs matters.

Trip Mackintosh of Holland & Hart LLP maintains a broad practice that spans export controls, economic sanctions, anticorruption and white-collar criminal defense. He is valued by clients "due to his extensive knowledge not only of the applicable laws and regulations, but also of our company and business." 

Michael Burton of Jacobson Burton PLLC is well regarded for his expertise in matters relating to the interpretation and application of the EAR and ITAR. He is also adept at advising on compliance with OFAC sanctions.

Founding partner Douglas Jacobson of Jacobson Burton PLLC is recognized for his accomplished representation across a range of international trade matters. He focuses particularly on issues in the context of export control regulations.

Sole practitioner Gary Horlick enjoys an excellent reputation at the Trade Bar, founded in part on his deep experience both in government and in private practice. He is a noted authority on trade remedies and trade policy issues.

Senior statesman Alan Wolff of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is a highly respected member of the International Trade Bar. He incorporates his experience as a former Deputy Trade Representative when giving expert advice on trade policy issues. 

Larry Christensen of Miller & Chevalier Chartered is a respected expert in the field of export regulations, with significant experience in handling issues arising from the application of the EAR and ITAR regulations. Commentators note his ability to place matters in their wider context, saying: "He is an excellent lawyer: a good judge and diligent on behalf of his clients. He sees the big picture, coming to long-term, creative strategies."

The "excellent" Susan Kohn Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has a diverse practice in trade matters, spanning import and export regulation and compliance, as well as the operation of a variety of free trade agreements. She is particularly noted for her expertise in customs issues.

John Peterson is a name partner of trade boutique Neville Peterson LLP, who is held in high regard by peers for his deep customs expertise. His practice also includes handling trade remedies proceedings.

Harry Clark of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a "distinguished export control and sanctions lawyer," according to market sources. He chairs the firm's international trade and compliance group, and is noted for his expertise in handling issues in connection to the ITAR and EAR regulations.

Richard Elliott of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP maintains a broad practice across a number of areas of international trade, with pronounced expertise in matters relating to export controls, sanctions and the CFIUS review process. Clients report that "he is a strong leader with strong technical knowledge, and is very quick on the uptake in understanding our business."

The "highly expert" David Christy of Perkins Coie LLP is a respected member of the Trade Bar, with extensive experience in handling a range of trade remedies proceedings. Market sources attest to his succinct presentational abilities, saying that "he always conveys his thoughts and expertise in a very accurate and concise manner."

Name partner Robert Pisani of Pisani & Roll LLP has over three decades' experience in international trade matters. He focuses his practice on issues relating to customs, in which area he enjoys a strong reputation.

Lee Sandler of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is a founding member of the firm, and a highly respected figure at the Customs Bar. His full-service customs practice includes expert counsel on foreign trade zones, tariff classifications and valuation issues. 

Roger Schagrin of Schagrin Associates has extensive experience in advising on trade remedies and trade policy. He is known for being especially accomplished in matters relating to oil country tubular goods.

Gail Cumins of Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. is a highly esteemed senior figure in the international trade community. She has over four decades of experience in counseling on trade matters, and is recognized as an authority on customs issues.

Christopher Griner of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is held in high regard by both peers and clients for his expertise in handling CFIUS filings and related mitigation activities. Clients report that "what he's good at is that he puts people together and gets things accomplished with minimum effort. He's seen all the issues before, so you don't waste your time or money."

The "spectacular" John Magnus of Tradewins LLC is "a very good technical lawyer," say sources, and is recommended for his handling of trade remedies matters. He has over two decades of experience in offering counsel to a wide range of industry sectors in remedies proceedings, as well as providing advice on trade policy.

Lindsay Meyer leads the international trade practice at Venable LLP and offers expert counsel on issues facing clients importing and exporting to and from the USA. Clients report that "her ability to take a complex situation and explain it in layman's terms is outstanding." 

Josephine Aiello LeBeau of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has, according to clients, "a deep understanding of the nuances of the law" as well as the ability to "place risk in the context of a business decision." Her practice encompasses issues relating to both export controls and OFAC sanctions.

Foreign Experts

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