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Lawrence Friedman

Barnes, Richardson & Colburn - Chicago

Lawrence Friedman - Barnes, Richardson & Colburn
  • 303 East Wacker Drive
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 60601

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Practice Areas

Mr. Friedman practices exclusively in the areas of customs, international trade, and export control law. He focuses on representing companies seeking to establish strong legal compliance processes and, when necessary, to defend those processes before U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies. Mr. Friedman assists clients on matters involving customs classification, valuation, rate of duty, country of origin and admissibility including issues relating to the application of free trade agreements and other duty preferences. Mr. Friedman litigates customs matters at the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional Memberships

President, Customs and International Trade Bar Association 2016-present; American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Custom Law Committee (former chair); Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School, Center for International Law


Prior to joining his firm, Mr. Friedman served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dominick L. DiCarlo of the U.S. Court of International Trade.


Customs Law (Carolina Academic Press 2012)(co-author with Pike); Faster Resolution in Tariff Classification Litigation Using Patent Law as a Model, Brooklyn J. Int'l L. (2014); The Court of International Trade's Denied Protest Jurisprudence in 2012, Georgetown Journal of Int'l Law (Fall 2013)(With Martinez); What is Pursuasive? Pushing World Customs Organizations Materials Through the Skidmore Sieve, Tulane J. Int'l & Comp. L. (Spring 2009)(With Martinez); Customs Law Blog (