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Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Taishanese, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Cassidy Levy Kent (USA) LLP is a top-rated international trade law boutique specializing in trade remedies, customs, market access, trade policy and trade negotiations. As one of the largest trade groups in North America, the firm is known for its expertise in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard litigation, including its deep bench and its thorough case development and prosecution before the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce. The firm is well-regarded by clients and decision-makers for its compliance practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for its work in Section 301 matters before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and in Commerce’s Section 232 national security investigations and implementation. The firm advises stakeholders on export controls and sanctions matters, as well as in trade disputes and appellate matters before the World Trade Organization and pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Main Areas of Practice:
Cassidy Levy Kent lawyers are ranked as top-tier practitioners and regularly participate in complex trade litigation matters in the United States, in Canada, and before World Trade Organization and other dispute settlement bodies. In addition to the work performed in trade remedy matters, Cassidy Levy Kent lawyers provide extensive advisory services involving cross-border commercial activities such as customs and advice regarding export control compliance.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties:
The firm boasts an unparalleled record in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, securing five unanimous votes for clients in a matter of weeks in late 2019. The firm also secured continuation of antidumping duty orders on various hot-rolled steel products. Also among the firm’s successes were prohibitively high antidumping and countervailing duties on aluminum wire and cable from China and antidumping duties on mattresses from China, among others.

Negotiations:
Working with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, the firm secured market-stabilizing suspension agreements in trade concerning sugar and tomatoes from Mexico designed to protect domestic industries producing those agricultural goods from unfairly traded imports.

Safeguard Litigation:
Litigating before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the firm delivered a tariff-rate quota safeguard remedy on large residential washing machines, which was successfully modified to account for stockpiling of imports. In a separate proceeding, the firm secured access to solar cells within a safeguard on solar cells and panels for a domestic solar panel manufacturer.

Customs Compliance:
The firm deftly navigated Customs compliance matters for several clients, helping them minimize regulatory risk, avoid disruption to their supply chains, and mitigate against customs liability.

Key Clients
Whirlpool; U. S. Steel; Leggett & Platt; Tempur-Sealy; Mattel; Honeywell; Chemours; Delta Air Lines; Husqvarna; and coalitions of U.S. sugar, tomato, biodiesel, and forgings industries.

Contacts
Trade Remedies:
Contact:
Jack Levy
Tel: +1 202 567 2313
Email: [email protected]

Customs:
Contact:
Yohai Baisburd
Tel: +1 202 567 2319
Email: [email protected]

Market Access, Trade Policy, and Trade Negotiations:
Contact:
Charles Levy
Tel: +1 202 567 2303
Email: [email protected]