In fact, we’ve worked on every major trade bill and international trade negotiation of the last 30 years. Our attorneys and government relations advisors collaborate to provide legal and policy advice to companies and trade associations to ensure that they remain competitive in the global economy.
Chambers USA quotes a Kelley Drye client as saying: “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 help clients fight barriers to trade in a variety of international markets, including Asia, Latin America and Europe. We recently worked in conjunction with our government-relations team on passage of Trade Promotion Authority, permitting the President to negotiate international agreements; and the American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act (known as the “Leveling the Playing Field Act”), the first legislative changes to strengthen U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws in more than 20 years. Our team also worked on the Customs Authorization Bill, which contained many provisions of interest to our clients. These measures provide opportunities for U.S. companies and industries engaged in international trade to remain competitive globally, and are critical to preserving U.S. jobs and bolstering the U.S. economy.
Our team includes several attorneys with more than four decades of work on federal trade policy, including several former Senate and House staff members; a former White House Senior Director for International Trade, Energy, and Environment; a former international trade counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means; a former Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and leading international trade practitioners whose significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government allows us to assist clients on matters vital to their international business.