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International Trade

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Notable practitioners

Bernd Janzen is a trusted trade practitioner noted for his strength in the litigation space. One commentator reports: “He does a spectacular job, is such a team player and is hugely responsive.”

Hal Shapiro handles a range of trade policy issues, including advising on trade agreements and treaties. "The business acumen, talent and skill that he shows is truly unique," reports a client.

Kevin Wolf brings to bear previous government experience in assisting clients with export controls and economic sanctions concerns. Sources say he is "possibly the single most knowledgeable person in the world about export controls."

Lars-Erik Hjelm is a highly regarded customs practitioner with experience in matters such as classification, valuation and country of origin. An interviewee says: “He is excellent in customs issues, he is the first person I go to for US customs matters."

Matthew Nicely regularly handles trade disputes and his clients include governments and companies. Clients praise his ability to "condense very complicated theories and process" and his "excellent follow-through."

Spencer Griffith has a broad trade practice that includes advising on trade remedy litigation. Sources highlight him as "a superb strategist and tactician."

Market commentators regard Stephen Kho as an “excellent” trade attorney who is "very talented." He undertakes a host of policy and regulatory work for his global client base.

Thomas McCarthy "knows his subject matter very well and is very good at what he does," according to sources. He frequently advises on export control matters within the defence and technology space.

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International Trade

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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2001 K Street N.W.

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

DC 20006

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA

International Trade: Customs


Lars-Erik A Hjelm
Band 1

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions


Thomas J McCarthy
Band 3

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy


Bernd Janzen
Band 5
Hal S Shapiro
Band 5
Matthew Nicely
Band 3

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