International Trade
International Trade
Awards and accolades are nice―and our International Trade practice has collected a lot of them. Law360 named us to their Practice Group of the Year list for four consecutive years (2012-2016). U.S. News / Best Law Firms ranks us Tier 1–National for International Trade and Finance Law (2011-2015); and Chambers USA 2016 recognized us as a “key player in the trade remedies field due to its crop of expert attorneys and highly impressive track record.”

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 and smaller producers alike―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.”

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 a Brussels office, giving you real-world―and real-time―insight into emerging corporate law and the current business climate in the European Union.  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.

 
 

Overview

Awards and accolades are nice―and our International Trade practice has collected a lot of them. Law360 named us to their Practice Group of the Year list for four consecutive years (2012-2016). U.S. News / Best Law Firms ranks us Tier 1–National for International Trade and Finance Law (2011-2015); and Chambers USA 2016 recognized us as a “key player in the trade remedies field due to its crop of expert attorneys and highly impressive track record.”

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 and smaller producers alike―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.”

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 a Brussels office, giving you real-world―and real-time―insight into emerging corporate law and the current business climate in the European Union.  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.

People

Honors

Partner
Email (202) 342-8495
Litigator, trial and regulatory attorney, Mark Austrian, advises clients and litigates disputes on environmental, product liability, toxic tort, intellectual property, real estate and commercial m...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8590
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,...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8456
Mike maintains a 30-year track record of obtaining relief for his clients from unfair foreign trade practices that threaten their existence. Mike has handled many U.S. antidumping (AD) and (C...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8450
David “Skip” Hartquist’s practice is focused on international trade law and government relations.  Skip is dedicated to providing quality legal advice and strategic guidance...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8488
With a practice at the intersection of law, economics, domestic politics and international relations, John Herrmann represents clients before all U.S. trade agencies.  He counsels U.S. produc...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8530
Larry Lasoff has nearly three decades of experience helping a broad spectrum of clients navigate the complex regulatory hurdles of international trade and customs.  He is also involved in man...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8835
Alan Luberda practices in the areas of international trade, customs, and export controls law and regulation.  He counsels and represents businesses – from large multinationals to family...
Senior International Trade/Tax Advisor
Email (202) 342-8555
Gregory Mastel brings two and a half decades of experience in trade policy and government relations from both the public and private sectors.  He assists clients on tax, trade and other issue...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8841
Eric McClafferty chairs the firm’s International Trade group.  He has substantial experience in counseling, compliance programs, internal investigations and enforcement matters related ...
Senior International Trade/Government Relations Advisor
Email (202) 342-8563
Bill Reinsch is a senior international trade/government relations advisor in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Bill brings over four decades of experience in designing and enforcing intern...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8485
Paul Rosenthal co-chairs the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy practice.  Paul is a member of the firm’s executive committee, and previously served as managing partner...
Partner
Email +(32)(2) 899-2931
Laura van der Meer is dedicated to assisting her clients in understanding and navigating complex international and European policy and legislative processes to better protect and advance their int...
Executive Director
Email (202) 342-8893
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 tr...
Director of Government Relations
Email (202) 342-8608
Dana Wood co-chairs the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy group.  Dana has been a public policy advocate for more than three decades, representing client interests before Co...
Director
Email (202) 945-6679
Michael Kerwin is the director of Georgetown Economic Services (GES), an economic consulting subsidiary of Kelley Drye. Mr. Kerwin and the GES team provide economic analysis to organizations engag...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8872
Grace Kim is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her practice focuses on international trade and customs matters. Grace represents domestic industries in trade ...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8416
Jennifer McCadney is special counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on the areas of trade legislation, trade policy and U.S. competitiveness, including tariff ...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7706
Laura Siegel Rabinowitz is special counsel in the firm’s New York office.  Laura has extensive experience in handling international trade projects for a wide range of clients inclu...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8637
David Smith is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on international trade and customs matters, with a specialty in unfair trade investigations under t...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8516
Brooke Ringel is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on international trade, assisting companies and associations across a wide range of industries...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8807
Melissa Brewer is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her practice primarily focuses on international trade related issues, including representing domestic industries i...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8867
Joshua Morey is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice primarily focuses on international trade and customs matters, including U.S. antidumping and countervailing d...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8622
Robert Slack is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption matters.  Robert advises clients in ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8528
Scott Wise is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on export controls and economic sanctions matters. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was an associate in...
Economist
Email (202) 945-6664
Gina Beck is a senior economist with Georgetown Economic Services (GES), where she provides economic counsel to domestic producers in connection with international trade litigations and other advo...
Economist
Email (202) 945-6691
Brad Hudgens is a senior economist with Georgetown Economic Services.  He has provided economic counsel to domestic producers in connection with international trade litigations and other advo...
Economist
Email (202) 719-6034
Yongjing Jin is a senior economist with Georgetown Economic Services (GES), where she provides economic counsel to domestic producers in connection with international trade litigations and other a...
Economist
Email (202) 945-6694
Janet Liang is an Economist with Georgetown Economic Service. She provides economic consulting on litigation and non-litigation matters involving antitrust, advertising, telecommunication regulati...
Consultant
Email (202) 342-8506
John Arnett is a consultant in the firm's Washington, D.C. Government Relations and Public Policy practice group.  John serves as the Government Affairs Counsel for the Copper and Brass F...
Consultant
Email (202) 945-6667
Erik Warga has worked with Georgetown Economic Services (GES) as an independent contractor consultant since 1998. He has experience on numerous international trade matters, providing attorneys wi...
Analyst
Email (202) 945-6661
Greg Rohling is a trade analyst with Georgetown Economic Service (GES).  He has experience conducting comprehensive export audits for clients in connection with voluntary self-disclosures and...