KATHLEEN W. CANNON
Partner
(202) 342-8590 (202) 342-8590
KATHLEEN W. CANNON Partner
With more than three decades of experience in international trade law, Kathy Cannon assists domestic businesses and business coalitions that are experiencing injury due to unfairly traded imports, primarily through the use of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.  As former managing partner of Kelley Drye’s Washington, D.C. office and former chair of the firm’s International Trade group, Kathy is involved in a wide range of domestic and international trade-related matters.  She is focused on helping her clients understand not only how international trade laws work, but also how such laws apply to each client’s specific business model and product.  By drawing upon her longevity in this area of practice, Kathy is able to effectively survey and analyze her client’s business and quickly assess which trade remedy and strategy should be employed.

Kathy and her team consistently deliver a deep bench of proven results.  Kathy, in particular, has extraordinary skill in the injury phase of trade remedy actions before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  She has participated in many oral arguments before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Kathy has also been involved in implementing trade legislation and regulations, as well as in rules and dispute settlement issues before the World Trade Organization (WTO).  When U.S. producers and exporters are charged with dumping in other countries, Kathy has also worked to assist them in navigating those countries’ trade laws.

Notably, Kathy participated in the U.S. and China steel dialogue in Beijing on Chinese tax and trade policies affecting U.S. steel wire producers.  She has argued hundreds of cases before agencies and courts of jurisdiction in the international trade area, as well as authored 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.

Kathy has represented companies in Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) proceedings and other policy disputes before the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, as well as participated in international challenges to U.S. determinations involving Chinese limitations on raw material exports, the privatization of steel companies, subsidies to Chinese steel producers, and injury caused by exports of DRAMs from Korea before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.  Kathy has also participated in implementing trade legislation, regulations and policies on behalf of a wide variety of U.S. agricultural and manufacturing industries.

Professional Activities

Customs and International Trade Bar Association, board member (past president)
 
Represented U.S. producers of pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand in successful trade actions against 15 countries.

Represented U.S. producers of welded wire mesh in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from Mexico.

Represented U.S. producers of metal lockers in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from China.

Represented a U.S. producer of metal filing cabinets in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against China.

Represented U.S. producers of PET resin and PET sheet in successful trade actions and sunset reviews of imports from numerous countries.

Represented U.S. producers of polyester yarn in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions agains imports from multiple countries.

Represented the domestic wire rod industry in successful antidumping and countervailing duty cases against 10 countries.

Represented U.S. tool chest and cabinet producers in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from China and Vietnam.

Represented a major U.S. steel producer in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports of flat-rolled steel (hot-rolled, cold-rolled, cut-to-length and corrosion-resistant steel) imports from numerous countries.

Argued a successful case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of domestic wire rod producers addressing the circumvention of an antidumping order.

Represented U.S. producers of steel fabricated products, including boltless steel shelving and kitchen and appliance shelving and racks, in successful antidumping and countervailing duty cases against China.

Represented a major U.S. producer of large power transformers in a successful antidumping action against Korea.

Represented domestic producers of stainless steel flat-rolled products in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against multiple countries.

Represented the domestic polyester staple fiber industry in successful antidumping actions against imports from Korea, Taiwan and China.

Represented agricultural producers of fresh garlic, canned mushrooms, honey and fresh Atlantic salmon in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and sunset reviews involving numerous countries 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.

Pro Bono

Serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) for foster children in Fairfax County, Virginia.
 
Recognized as a leading international trade lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Legal 500, Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who in Trade and Customs Lawyers and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.  Named 2020 “Leader of the Year” by The Washington Post.
 
American Bar Association, International Law Section
 

About

With more than three decades of experience in international trade law, Kathy Cannon assists domestic businesses and business coalitions that are experiencing injury due to unfairly traded imports, primarily through the use of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.  As former managing partner of Kelley Drye’s Washington, D.C. office and former chair of the firm’s International Trade group, Kathy is involved in a wide range of domestic and international trade-related matters.  She is focused on helping her clients understand not only how international trade laws work, but also how such laws apply to each client’s specific business model and product.  By drawing upon her longevity in this area of practice, Kathy is able to effectively survey and analyze her client’s business and quickly assess which trade remedy and strategy should be employed.

Kathy and her team consistently deliver a deep bench of proven results.  Kathy, in particular, has extraordinary skill in the injury phase of trade remedy actions before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  She has participated in many oral arguments before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Kathy has also been involved in implementing trade legislation and regulations, as well as in rules and dispute settlement issues before the World Trade Organization (WTO).  When U.S. producers and exporters are charged with dumping in other countries, Kathy has also worked to assist them in navigating those countries’ trade laws.

Notably, Kathy participated in the U.S. and China steel dialogue in Beijing on Chinese tax and trade policies affecting U.S. steel wire producers.  She has argued hundreds of cases before agencies and courts of jurisdiction in the international trade area, as well as authored 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.

Kathy has represented companies in Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) proceedings and other policy disputes before the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, as well as participated in international challenges to U.S. determinations involving Chinese limitations on raw material exports, the privatization of steel companies, subsidies to Chinese steel producers, and injury caused by exports of DRAMs from Korea before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.  Kathy has also participated in implementing trade legislation, regulations and policies on behalf of a wide variety of U.S. agricultural and manufacturing industries.

Professional Activities

Customs and International Trade Bar Association, board member (past president)
 

Experience

Represented U.S. producers of pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand in successful trade actions against 15 countries.

Represented U.S. producers of welded wire mesh in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from Mexico.

Represented U.S. producers of metal lockers in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from China.

Represented a U.S. producer of metal filing cabinets in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against China.

Represented U.S. producers of PET resin and PET sheet in successful trade actions and sunset reviews of imports from numerous countries.

Represented U.S. producers of polyester yarn in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions agains imports from multiple countries.

Represented the domestic wire rod industry in successful antidumping and countervailing duty cases against 10 countries.

Represented U.S. tool chest and cabinet producers in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports from China and Vietnam.

Represented a major U.S. steel producer in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against imports of flat-rolled steel (hot-rolled, cold-rolled, cut-to-length and corrosion-resistant steel) imports from numerous countries.

Argued a successful case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of domestic wire rod producers addressing the circumvention of an antidumping order.

Represented U.S. producers of steel fabricated products, including boltless steel shelving and kitchen and appliance shelving and racks, in successful antidumping and countervailing duty cases against China.

Represented a major U.S. producer of large power transformers in a successful antidumping action against Korea.

Represented domestic producers of stainless steel flat-rolled products in successful antidumping and countervailing duty actions against multiple countries.

Represented the domestic polyester staple fiber industry in successful antidumping actions against imports from Korea, Taiwan and China.

Represented agricultural producers of fresh garlic, canned mushrooms, honey and fresh Atlantic salmon in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and sunset reviews involving numerous countries 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.

Pro Bono

Serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) for foster children in Fairfax County, Virginia.
 

Honors

Recognized as a leading international trade lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Legal 500, Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who in Trade and Customs Lawyers and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.  Named 2020 “Leader of the Year” by The Washington Post.
 

Memberships

American Bar Association, International Law Section
 
Speaking Engagements