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Lawrence Friedman - Barnes, Richardson & Colburn

Lawrence Friedman

Barnes, Richardson & Colburn - Chicago

  • 303 East Wacker Drive
  • Suite 1100
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 60601

Practice Areas

US customs and export law with an emphasis on import compliance including tariff classification, valuation, origin, free trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA, US-CAFTA-DR, US-Australia, etc.), penalties, and litigation before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional Memberships

Customs and International Trade Bar Association (Vice President); American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Customs Law Committee (Past Co-Chair).


Barnes, Richardson & Colburn 1991-Present; Law Clerk to the Honorable Dominick L. DiCarlo, US Court of International Trade 1989-91; Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School Center for International Law 1995-Present.


Customs Law (Carolina Academic Press 2011)(Co-author); Faster Resolution in Tariff Classification Litigation: Using Patent Law as a Model, 39 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 955 (2014); The Court of International Trade's Denied Protest Jurisprudence in 2012, 45 Georgetown J. Int'l L. 123 (Fall 2013)(with Martinez); What is Persuasive? Pushing World Customs Organization Materials through the Skidmore Sieve, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 17, Issue No. 2, Page 515; The Administrative Procedure Act and Judicial Review in Customs Cases at the Court of International Trade, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 28, Issue No. 1, Page 1, 2007; Challenging Customs Denial of Prior Disclosure, Georgetown University Law Center International Trade Update 2011.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA Political Science 1986; John Marshall Law School, JD 1989; John Marshall Law School, LLM (Intellectual Property Law) 2001.