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Overview

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions.

He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export control, and other import/export issues. With a particular emphasis on Asia, Jeffrey has counseled and defended clients worldwide. He has experience with litigation before the World Trade Organization (WTO) and at North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) proceedings.

Jeffrey has extensive experience appearing before the U.S. Court of International Trade, handling complex cases involving emerging issues on the overlap of customs and antidumping law. He has won antidumping cases for Chinese companies in cases involving citric acid, steel wire rope and blast furnace coke by obtaining findings of "no injury."

Before entering private practice, Jeffrey was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).


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Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Northwestern University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Experience
  • Represented members of the U.S. tape manufacturing industry before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in seeking renewal of a decades old antidumping duty finding concerning pressure sensitive plastic tape from Italy. Convinced the USITC that threat of injury to the domestic tape industry still existed if the order was revoked. As a result, the USITC made an affirmative determination and the existing antidumping duty finding remained in place.
  • Represented a major Latin American country’s industry in obtaining exclusion from worldwide quotas and duties imposed by the United States on steel products under a safeguard case.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in achieving continuation of a dumping order.
  • Represented companies in Mexico, China, Taiwan, India and Japan in defense of antidumping duties.
  • Obtained the lowest dumping margin for any Chinese company in the diamond sawblades investigation as well as findings of no or minimal dumping for companies in Japan, China and Mexico in dumping reviews.
  • Obtained findings of no injury in multiple representations of Chinese companies before the ITC involving citric acid, steel wire rope and blast furnace coke.
  • Defended and appealed issues before NAFTA binational panels.
  • Obtained relief against a much larger company for a U.S. company in the tool industry in a patent-based section 337 case at the ITC.
Case Studies
CSC Sugar LLC

When the U.S. Commerce Department amended a prior suspension agreement regarding the importation of Mexican sugar in 2017, it changed the purity definition of refined sugar, effectively altering the product definition for trade purposes and significantly imperiling the business of CSC Sugar, whose cutting-edge refining processes were developed to use a higher purity input. CSC came to Husch Blackwell’s international trade team to help craft a strategy to deal with this unexpected hazard.

WPC Technologies

WPC Technologies is the leading American-owned manufacturer and developer of corrosion-inhibiting pigments and stain inhibitors. WPC’s core product line is strontium chromate, a corrosion inhibitor. In 2018, the company became concerned when sales declined and they lost customers who purchased products from two other producers who were selling their competing products at a significantly lower price – a price that was unfair in the U.S. market.

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