John Allen advises in matters related to trade remedies, national security, supply chains, trade policy, and digital trade. He represents client interests in a variety of international trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) and related litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). John Allen has represented domestic producers in a wide array of industries, including steel, aluminum, wood, wind energy, transportation, and photovoltaics products.


Representative Matters

  • Represents domestic producers of steel mill and downstream products, including wind towers, intermodal container chassis, rebar, steel pipe and tube, and steel flat products in all aspects of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative reviews, circumvention and scope proceedings, sunset reviews, and corresponding CIT and CAFC appeals. Assisted U.S. intermodal container chassis manufacturers in the successful imposition of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) against a state-owned Chinese manufacturer.
  • Advises clients on issues at the nexus of national security and international trade, including Section 232 duties, Buy America rules and the Buy American Act, and the Administration’s trade priorities broadly.
  • Represents domestic producers before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigations into transshipment, product misrepresentation, and other schemes to evade AD/CVD duties.
  • Counsels and provides guidance on issues related to digital trade and e-commerce, including digital service taxes and censorship as trade barriers.
  • Advises clients on foreign supply chain developments and helps analyze supply chain vulnerabilities.
  • Provides guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement and compliance.
  • Obtained successful Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petition with advocacy before the Department of Justice and Prince George County Circuit Court.

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Intern, the Hon. Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2016)
  • Presidential Fellow, Wake Forest University, Office of the President (2014-2015)



J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law; Order of the Coif; The I. Beverly Lake Award (awarded for outstanding achievement in Constitutional Law)

B.A., Wake Forest University

Law Journals

Senior Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

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