Kathy Cannon is managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and former chair of the International Trade and Customs practice group. With more than 30 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). She has also represented U.S. exporters charged with dumping by third countries.
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 in successful antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and sunset reviews involving a variety of goods including: steel wire products (prestressed concrete steel wire strand, PC tie wire), steel fabricated products (kitchen shelving and racks), large power transformers, carbon steel flat-rolled products, stainless steel products, polyester staple fiber, carbon steel wire rod, pasta, brass sheet and strip, and DRAMS.
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.
Represented a leading U.S. producer and exporter of specialty grade phosphate products in an antidumping action in Brazil.
Participated in U.S./China steel dialogue in Beijing on Chinese tax and trade policies affecting U.S. steel wire producers.
Argued hundreds of cases before agencies of courts of jurisdiction in the international trade area.
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.
Represented companies in Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) proceedings before the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.
Participated in international challenges to U.S. determinations involving Chinese limitations on raw material exports, privatization of steel companies, subsidies to Chinese steel producers, and injury caused by exports of DRAMs from Korea before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.
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, Board Member (Secretary)
Honors & Awards
In 2014, Super Lawyers ranked Ms. Cannon as one of the top 100 lawyers in Washington, D.C. and one of the top Women lawyers in Washington, D.C.
Recognized as a leading international trade lawyer by: Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who in Trade and Customs Lawyers and Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers.
Serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) for foster children in Fairfax County, Virginia.