Chris Marsh is the executive director of Georgetown Economic Services (GES), an economic consulting subsidiary of Kelley Drye. Chris draws on nearly three decades of experience in international trade in the public and private sectors to assist clients facing complex challenges in the areas of international trade, antitrust, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining GES, Chris served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Enforcement & Compliance.
During his time at Commerce, Chris helped to provide relief to U.S. industries injured by unfairly traded imports. He restructured the 175- employee business unit, improving significantly the efficient and effective enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws. He designed and launched Enforcement & Compliance’s (E&C) first formal training program and led the unit in investigating an unprecedented number of AD/CVD cases, issuing nearly 2,000 determinations over six years, all within statutory deadlines and with historically low staff levels.
Chris enhanced E&C’s relationship with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) resulting in an increase in both timeliness and accuracy of instructions issued to U.S. ports for the collection of AD/CVD duties and a reduction in customs fraud and duty evasion.
In the legislative arena, Chris advised Congressional members and their staffs in drafting provisions of both the American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, both of which became public laws.
Chris received the Departmental Gold Medal for leading a team in drafting complex bipartisan legislation. He was also a Presidential Rank Award nominee, the highest award given to federal government senior executives for “sustained extraordinary achievement.” Prior to joining Commerce, Chris provided complex accounting and litigation support in international trade matters as principal in a leading consultant firm. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and formerly worked in audit and tax at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Chris is not licensed to practice law.