Overview

As one of the largest and most wide-ranging trade practices in the country, we leverage our deep legal skill and knowledge, Washington and global policy expertise, and strong government relationships – whether to drive national and global business strategies for our clients or seek practical solutions to difficult regulatory problems.

From trade remedy cases to regulatory challenges to market access concerns, our team has deep expertise in all facets of trade law, and uses its unparalleled knowledge to shape global trade for our clients. We have an exceptional understanding of the complex trade playing field for manufacturing, goods and services, especially as it is driven by Washington. We strategically help our clients navigate global markets and anticipate key developments – because international trade law and policy are constantly changing.

What we do.

From novel solutions on niche matters to sweeping client victories that transform trade on the world stage, we combine our strategic knowledge and tactical capabilities with a deep technical and policy expertise in areas including:

  • Trade remedies, including antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard proceedings
  • Global trade policies and regulations
  • Export controls
  • Import regulations and import relief
  • Economic sanctions
  • National security
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Foreign acquisitions, mergers, and investment
  • Transactions involving sophisticated technology or highly classified information
  • International trade negotiations and trade agreements
  • Customs enforcement and compliance
  • International dispute resolution

We represent some of the largest global companies, business groups, coalitions and non-profit organizations from a range of industries, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Aluminum products
  • Computers and digital products
  • Diamond sawblades
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Forged hand tools
  • Furniture
  • Hardwood plywood
  • High-tech products
  • Kitchen cabinets and wooden vanities
  • Multilayered wood flooring
  • Newspaper printing presses
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photographic products
  • Solar cells and panels
  • Steel and steel-containing products
  • Uranium
  • Windtowers

Why we are different.

As one of the largest and most diverse and elite practices in the country, we’re the team that domestic industries turn to when their very existence is threatened by unfair trade practices from foreign competitors.

On a daily-basis, we help clients navigate emerging and cross-cutting trade issues within the most pivotal federal and global agencies and courts, including:

  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

We also have deep experience with laws, regulations, and international trade agreements, including:

  • Section 301 investigations and China tariffs
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other free trade agreements
  • Section 232 national security actions (steel and aluminum tariffs)
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

For a wide array of trade matters and proceedings, we also draw on the firm’s extensive multidisciplinary talent, collaborating with our Government Contracts, IP, Litigation, National Security, Public Policy, and TMT attorneys, among others. In additional to our prominent legal team, our firm brings elevated experience to complex trade disputes and compliance issues via the firm’s Trade Analytics Group (TAG).

Recognitions:

Law360 International Trade Group of the Year - nine consecutive years

Chambers USA - ten consecutive years

American Metal Market (AMM) “Legal Services Provider of the Year” - the publication’s annual Award for Steel Excellence – three consecutive years

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