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Practice Areas

Mr. Friedman practices customs, international trade, and export control law. He represents companies seeking to establish strong compliance processes and, when necessary, to defend those processes before Customs and Border Protection and other agencies. Mr. Friedman assists clients with tariff classification, valuation, rate of duty, country of origin and admissibility including issues relating to duty preferences. He litigates at the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Mr. Friedman served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dominick L. DiCarlo of the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Professional Memberships

President, Customs and International Trade Bar Association 2016-2018;

American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Custom Law Committee (former chair);

Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School, Center for International Law


Customs Law (Carolina Academic Press 2012)(co-author with Pike);

Faster Resolution in Tariff Classification Litigation Using Patent Law as a Model, Brooklyn J. Int'l L. (2014);

The Court of International Trade's Denied Protest Jurisprudence in 2012, Georgetown Journal of Int'l Law (Fall 2013)(With Martinez);

What is Persuasive? Pushing World Customs Organizations Materials Through the Skidmore Sieve, Tulane J. Int'l & Comp. L. (Spring 2009)(With Martinez);

Customs Law Blog (