Alan Luberda chairs the firm’s International Trade practice and focuses his practice on the areas of U.S. trade remedy law, customs, and export controls law and regulation. He counsels and represents businesses – from large multinationals to family-owned enterprises – as well as industry and trade associations, in international trade–related matters before Congress, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security (including the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection) and other agencies.
Alan is experienced in litigation under and the administration of the antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard laws; export control laws; customs laws; and other trade regulations under U.S. law and international agreements. He has long advised his clients in complying with such laws and, as needed, in navigating governmental investigations and enforcement actions that can be a challenging aspect of the international trade and regulatory landscape. Alan also appears before the Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal courts in appeals of trade-related matters.
After three decades of practice, Alan understands firsthand what regulators and decision makers need to support his client’s position. Alan’s in-depth understanding of international trade law is supported by his commitment to understanding his client’s business and his ability to translate their business data into a compelling story before various federal agencies. Clients value Alan for his practical legal advice, determined advocacy and hand-on assistance in utilizing international trade laws to create business opportunities and overcome business obstacles.
Counseling and representing one of the largest domestic and international steel producers of carbon and alloy steel flat products in significant trade litigation matters covering a variety of flat-rolled steel products under the antidumping and countervailing duty laws.
Counseling and representing domestic producers of large power transformers in trade litigation and enforcement matters under the antidumping duty laws.
Counseling and representing the domestic graphite electrode products industry in antidumping and other trade-related matters.
Counseling and representing the domestic activated carbon products industry in antidumping and other trade-related matters.
Counseling and representing the carbon steel wire rod and downstream wire industries in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguards investigations, and customs enforcement matters.
Serving as a member of a joint steel industry team training Bureau of Customs and Border Protection personnel in enforcement of trade laws.
Counseling and representing the Specialty Steel Industry of North America in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguards proceedings involving imports of specialty steel products, including electrical steel, stainless steel coiled plate; stainless steel sheet and strip; stainless steel tubular products; stainless steel cut-to-length plate; and stainless steel bar, wire rod and wire products.
Counseling various domestic seamless and welded specialty steel pipe and tube producers in a variety of antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports of welded carbon steel standard pipe, line pipe, ornamental tubing and structural tubing; seamless carbon and alloy steel standard line and pressure pipe; oil country tubular goods; and welded and seamless stainless steel tubular products.
Counseling various domestic producers and importers of agricultural, chemical and manufactured products in antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade-related matters.
Counseling and representing a major international chemical/biological processing equipment manufacturer with multiple international and domestic locations in a voluntary self-disclosure and internal investigation of potential export control violations before the Department of State, Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of Treasury, and Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce.
Counseling various clients on export controls, including embargoes, chemical/biological processing equipment controls, encryption controls and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls.
Recommended in the U.S. Legal 500 for his work in the International Trade area, 2012–2017.
American Bar Association
Court of International Trade Bar Association