But it’s what we help our clients do that matters to us.
We go to bat for industries injured by unfair trade practices, initiating antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD) and other trade remedy actions that bring relief not only to companies and industries, but to workers and communities. We guide clients―major U.S. industries, smaller producers, and companies with global reach―through complex trade rules and restrictions, helping them successfully import and export their products and services. We help clients overcome barriers to entry in foreign markets and resolve cross-border disputes to ensure that our trading partners fully meet their obligations under international trade agreements.
We’re effective in crises—responding quickly when clients face embargoed goods and penalty proceedings―but we also work with our clients to set up critical compliance programs that minimize regulatory risk, avoid supply chain interruption, and reduce customs liability.
Clients look to us for our insight into the politics surrounding trade policy. In fact, one client told Chambers USA 2016: “The firm’s in-depth knowledge of the U.S. political system and legislation, and its strong contacts with legislative staff are a real attraction.”
We bring value to asset managers and M&A counsel by assessing and managing risk in critical areas of trade compliance during due diligence, and evaluating the potential to use trade laws post-acquisition to improve target performance and maximize return on investment.
How do we do all of this for you?
We combine legal firepower with the analytical insights of our in-house economic professionals―Georgetown Economic Services (GES). Our international trade attorneys work closely with the firm’s government relations professionals where policy is debated and made―in Congress and at the Executive Branch―ensuring that clients access timely political information and resources as they push for advantageous public policy change.
And we have global reach. Our multicultural and multilingual team of lawyers, economists, advisors and consultants responds dynamically to cases falling outside of U.S. jurisdiction. Our team includes WTO practitioners that have decades of experience before the governing body, including dispute settlements and multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations. We also participate in a global network of international lawyers, providing you with knowledge and experience in import and export laws and regulations in more than 75 major and emerging markets.