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International Trade: Customs

USA - Nationwide

11 Years Ranked

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Provided by Lawrence Friedman


Practice Areas

I practice exclusively in the areas of customs, international trade, and export control. This includes helping companies ensure legal compliance with trade regulation and working to resolve disputes with the U.S. agencies that regulate trade. I also litigate customs matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Law Clerk, Hon. Dominick L. DiCarlo, U.S. Court of International Trade, 1989-1991

Associate Attorney, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn LLP, 1991-1998

Partner, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, 1998-present

Professional Memberships

Customs and International Trade Bar Association, President 2016-2019

American Bar Association, Former Chair Customs Law Committee


Author, Customs Law Blog (

Co-Author, Customs Law (text book)

Industry Sector Expertise

I am focused primarily on the needs of companies that are moving goods in and out of the United States to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of the U.S. This includes the admissibility and tariff treatment of merchandise as determined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When necessary, we litigate tariff classification, valuation, penalty, and other matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade.


John Marshall Law School


1986 - 1989

John Marshall Law School


2000 - 2001

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