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Judith Alison Lee Washington, D.C.
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Ronald Kirk Dallas
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Overview

Gibson Dunn's International Trade group has represented multinational corporations in some of the most legally complex and politically sensitive international trade cases in recent years.  We handle "escape clause" cases under the U.S. 1974 Trade Act and "national security" investigations under the U.S. Trade Expansion Act.  Client work additionally includes unfair trade practices and fact-finding investigations under the U.S. Tariff Act of 1930.

Practice group members are skilled in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative reviews and five-year "sunset" reviews before the U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce.  Our lawyers have represented clients in various appeals of import relief measures before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the Federal Circuit.  They participate as well in international dispute settlement proceedings.

Recent representations include:

  • Antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and/or administrative reviews involving products such as semiconductors, steel, film, agricultural products, lumber, antifriction bearings, apparel, polyester fiber, chemicals and automotive products.
  • Sunset reviews of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on products such as industrial chemicals, industrial belts, grain-oriented electrical steel and corrosion-resistant carbon steel.
  • Section 201 cases concerning products such as steel wire rod and circular carbon-quality welded line pipe.
  • Section 337 investigations of matters including alleged chemical and electronic product patent violations.
  • Section 332 general fact-finding studies of agricultural, steel, and automotive products.