Kathy Cannon is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and chair of the International Trade and Customs practice group. With more than 25 years of experience in international trade law, Ms. Cannon focuses her practice on assisting domestic industries that are experiencing injury due to unfairly traded imports, primarily through the use of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.
Ms. Cannon has been involved in a wide range of trade matters, including World Trade Organization (WTO) international disputes and negotiations, and she has participated in implementing trade legislation and regulation. She has been involved in rules and dispute settlement issues in the ongoing Doha Round of trade negotiations, and previously was involved in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Ms. Cannon regularly appears before multiple U.S. trade agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative. She has participated in numerous oral arguments before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Represented domestic manufacturers of large power transformers, carbon steel products, stainless steel products, brass sheet and strip, DRAMS, and pasta in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and sunset reviews against imports from multiple countries.
Represented domestic producers of prestressed concrete steel wire strand, kitchen shelving and racks, and polyester staple fiber, in antidumping and countervailing duty cases against imports from China.
Represented agricultural producers of fresh garlic, canned mushrooms, honey and fresh Atlantic salmon in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and sunset reviews involving China, Chile and Norway before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Participated in U.S./China steel dialogue in Beijing on Chinese tax and trade policies affecting U.S. steel wire producers.
Wrote an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws in a successful appeal of a Commerce antidumping determination.
Participated in international challenges to U.S. determinations involving Chinese limitations on raw material exports, privatization of steel companies, and subsidies to Korean DRAM producers before the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO.
Involved in implementing trade legislation and regulations in connection with the 1984, 1988 and 1994 Trade Acts on behalf of a variety of U.S. agricultural and manufacturing industries.
Involved in the ongoing Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in a wide-range of legislative and regulatory proposals for trade law revisions.
Memberships & Associations
American Bar Association, International Law Section
Customs and International Trade Bar Association, Trade Chair
Honors & Awards
Recognized as a leading international trade lawyer by several guides, including: Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Super Lawyers and Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers.
Handled trade adjustment assistance cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade and serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate ("CASA") for Fairfax County, Virginia.