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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).




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


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Featured Experience

Client Maintains Zero Rate

A client received a zero cash deposit rate in the original antidumping duty investigation based upon the producer/exporter combination. However, after ten years, Customs questioned the continued use of the zero rate where the producer and exporter remained the same. The Husch Blackwell International Trade and Supply Chain team led by Jeffrey Neeley and Nithya Nagarajan, implemented a multi-step legal strategy which necessitated first filing a scope ruling request at the Department of Commerce. After Commerce rejected that request without offering any procedural option, Husch Blackwell appealed Commerce’s inaction to the Court of International Trade, and then filed a changed circumstances review request that forced Commerce to make a decision and apply the same zero rate to all of the exports by the client. Husch Blackwell’s efforts resulted in a win for the client and regardless of whether there were additional entities involved in the transaction the client’s exports continued to be eligible for a zero antidumping duty deposit rate.

Additional 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.
  • Prevailed before U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of global packaging leader TricorBraun in case filed by American Glass Packaging Coalition concerning Chinese-made glass containers. Substantial countervailing duty increases by U.S. Department of Commerce were avoided, thus protecting small and mid-market business continuity, including wineries and distilleries.
  • Successfully brought "bet the company" case by the sole U.S. producer against dumped imports of strontium chromate from Austria and France. This resulted in high additional duties against producers in both countries and enabled the client to stabilize its production and sales.
Case Studies

Our team secured a first-of-its-kind decision from the U.S. Court of International Trade.

WPC Technologies

Our team achieved a unanimous decision and helped a small American manufacturer level the playing field by achieving fair pricing for its core product.

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