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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

International Trade

6 ranked lawyersBand 3USAGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Notable practitioners

Edward Krauland continues to be a top-tier practitioner in the trade controls space. Sources say he is "incredibly responsive, commercial and extremely experienced."

Matthew Yeo frequently acts for clients on trade disputes before the WTO. One source reports: “He is probably the most brilliant lawyer I have ever dealt with."

Meredith Rathbone is described by sources as being “extremely responsive, thoughtful and steeped in knowledge of sanctions law.” She co-chairs the international trade group, focusing her practice on export controls and economic sanctions.

Stewart Baker is praised by clients for being "exceptionally creative; he will really come out with out-of-the-box solutions." He is experienced in guiding clients through the CFIUS review process.

Described by sources as a “terrific lawyer who is extremely talented,” Susan Esserman is noted for her work on trade policy. She leads the trade practice at the firm and is highlighted as a "top-drawer" lawyer by peers.

The “excellent” Wendy Wysong is noted for her strength in matters relating to export controls. She splits her time between the firm's DC and Hong Kong offices.

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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: CFIUS Experts


Stewart Baker
Band 3

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions


Edward Krauland
Band 1
Meredith Rathbone
Band 3
Wendy Wysong
Band 3

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy


Matthew Yeo
Band 4
Susan Esserman
Band 1