International Trade Dispute Resolution
International Trade Dispute Resolution
Our international trade team helps clients overcome trade barriers, resolve cross-border disputes and ensure that our trading partners fully meet their obligations under international trade agreements.

We advise clients on all phases of World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) investor-state dispute settlement and other international agreements.  In coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and other agencies, our lawyers and economists handle disputes that include trade remedy cases, market access barriers and customs issues, as well as intellectual property questions.

Our team works with clients and governments to provide analysis, develop case strategies, prepare written submissions and present arguments before the appropriate fora.

  • Represented the U.S. pork industry on matters involving barriers to exports to Korea and Japan.

  • Represented the U.S. beef industry on barriers to exports to Korea.

  • Represented U.S. plasma products industry on market access issues in Japan and China.

  • Represented the Venezuelan petroleum industry in the first dispute decided by the WTO’s Appellate Body.

  • Represented numerous clients in disputes at the GATT/WTO on antidumping and countervailing duty cases.
 
 

Overview

Our international trade team helps clients overcome trade barriers, resolve cross-border disputes and ensure that our trading partners fully meet their obligations under international trade agreements.

We advise clients on all phases of World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) investor-state dispute settlement and other international agreements.  In coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and other agencies, our lawyers and economists handle disputes that include trade remedy cases, market access barriers and customs issues, as well as intellectual property questions.

Our team works with clients and governments to provide analysis, develop case strategies, prepare written submissions and present arguments before the appropriate fora.

Experience

  • Represented the U.S. pork industry on matters involving barriers to exports to Korea and Japan.

  • Represented the U.S. beef industry on barriers to exports to Korea.

  • Represented U.S. plasma products industry on market access issues in Japan and China.

  • Represented the Venezuelan petroleum industry in the first dispute decided by the WTO’s Appellate Body.

  • Represented numerous clients in disputes at the GATT/WTO on antidumping and countervailing duty cases.
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Eric McClafferty chairs the firm’s International Trade group.  He has substantial experience in counseling, compliance programs, internal investigations and enforcement matters related ...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...