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Bob focuses his practice on customs and international trade law.

He brings 30 years of experience to a wide range of issues that affect inbound and outbound goods, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking matters, free trade agreements, and special trade programs. He also has extensive customs compliance experience and regularly assists importers facing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) audits, penalties, seizures, redelivery notices and other agency enforcement activities.

Bob works with importers and exporters proactively to achieve cost savings and structure programs that meet CBP “reasonable care” requirements. He also handles supply chain security issues, including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) enrollment, verification and annual reviews.

As a result of working on numerous imported goods matters, Bob has experience with other agencies that affect international trade and trade policy. These include, among others, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative.

Bob has particular experience with a variety of soft goods and hard goods, including textiles and apparel, footwear, consumer electronics and home appliances. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the global trade practice group of an Am Law 100 firm. He also was a director for a company that sourced apparel for U.S. distributors and a senior manager with the international trade practice of a “big four” accounting firm.


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Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • M.P.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, International Law section
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
  • Washington International Trade Association
White Papers | December 2019
International Trade Law: 2019 Year in Review & 2020 Outlook

How to get trade ready in 2020.

Articles | October 3, 2018
Industry Week: A Closer Look at the NAFTA Replacement Deal

A trio of international trade lawyers explain some of the key provisions of the U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement.

Blog | January 22, 2018
Impact of Government Shutdown on Trade
Blog | November 28, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiations Update
Blog | August 21, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiations Kick Off
News Releases | June 21, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents American Airlines in 50-Plane Purchase Agreement with Airbus

The transaction provides for converting 30 firmly ordered A321neo aircraft to the purchase of 30 A321 XLR aircraft, plus a commitment to purchase 20 additional A321 XLR aircraft.

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