Kelley Drye

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Jeffrey S. Beckington

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 342-8550
Fax: (202) 342-8451

Jeff Beckington is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on international trade and customs matters.

For over three decades, Mr. Beckington has represented various U.S. companies in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, escape clause actions, export control issues, customs matters, market access issues and dispute settlements before the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Mr. Beckington practices before the U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Trade Representative's Office, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Beckington served on active duty as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1970-1975.

Representative Experience

Represented U.S. manufacturers and unions producing brass sheet and strip and low-fuming brazing rod, stainless steel flint-rolled products, stainless steel pipe and fittings, and grain-oriented electrical steel in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and sunset reviews against imports from multiple countries.

Represented various U.S. firms in securing the necessary licenses from federal agencies to export a wide range of technical data, software and merchandise.

Represented U.S. companies and workers in connection with legislative efforts to strengthen U.S. trade law.

Represented U.S. companies and workers to amend U.S. trade law and international trade agreements to enable injured U.S. industries to offset imports that are low-priced due to exchange-rate misalignment by China or any other foreign country.

Represented U.S. producers and workers in analyzing and interpreting international agreements on government procurement, country-of-origin questions, U.S. implementation of WTO dispute settlement rulings, and other subjects.

Memberships & Associations

American Society of International Law

Professional Activities

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Advisory Board, 2002-present

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rated

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the International Trade area, 2014.

The American Lawyer Magazine 2012 Top Rated Lawyers® for Washington, D.C. & Baltimore

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