Trade Policy
Trade Policy
Our international trade policy group operates at the intersection of trade law and public policy to advocate for clients where trade policy is debated and made—in the halls of Congress and at the Executive Branch.

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.

 
 

Overview

Our international trade policy group operates at the intersection of trade law and public policy to advocate for clients where trade policy is debated and made—in the halls of Congress and at the Executive Branch.

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.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8485(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 (202) 342-8590(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(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(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(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(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...
Senior International Trade/Government Relations Advisor
Email (202) 342-8563(202) 342-8563
Bill Reinsch brings more than four decades of experience in designing and enforcing international trade policy as a senior-level Capitol Hill staffer, a senior Executive Branch official, and as a l...
Director of Government Relations
Email (202) 342-8608(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...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8416(202) 342-8416
For more than fifteen years, Jennifer McCadney’s practice has included a mix of law and policy.  As both a lawyer and government relations and policy strategist, Jennifer helps companie...