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Wiley’s Derick Holt Named a ‘D.C. Rising Star’ by The National Law Journal

August 26, 2021

Washington, DC – Wiley, a preeminent Washington, DC law firm, is pleased to announce that International Trade partner Derick G. Holt was named a “D.C. Rising Star” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). Holt was one of 40 attorneys from the Washington metro area selected as a top lawyer under age 40 from across a range of practice areas. Winners of The NLJ Legal Awards 2021 will be honored at an event in Washington, DC on October 20, 2021.

“I’m happy to receive this prestigious honor,” Holt said. “I’ve always believed in giving my time to help others and this award confirms that all the hard work I put in on behalf of my clients is continuing to be recognized.”

Named by Law360 as a 2020 “Rising Star” in international trade, Holt has played an important role in many of Wiley’s biggest international trade cases and is working to address decades of U.S. trade policy that perpetuated or exacerbated unequal access to the benefits of trade. He has successfully represented U.S. manufacturers in the steel, logistics, and renewable energy industries in countervailing duty and antidumping investigations to secure trade remedies against foreign competitors and protect American jobs. This year, Holt launched a video podcast series titled “Making Trade Inclusive for All Americans,” where he recently interviewed House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina. He has taken on leadership positions both in and outside of the firm including acting as Vice Chair of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, where he organizes programs encouraging historically underrepresented groups to consider a career practicing international trade. He is the co-chair for Wiley’s Minority Lawyers Affinity Group and Associates Committee, has served on Wiley’s DEI Committee, and was a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow in 2018. Holt is also a key participant in Wiley’s pro bono program, representing low-income residents of DC and nonprofit organizations in landlord-tenant disputes.

Wiley’s International Trade Practice helps companies and industries succeed in today’s highly volatile global trade environment. Working with clients across every level of commerce, from domestic manufacturers seeking import relief to vast global entities and emerging industry disruptors, the team wins high-stakes trade litigation, navigates complex regulatory barriers, and advances innovative policy initiatives.

NLJ’s complete list of 2021 “Rising Stars” honorees can be found here (subscription required).

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