We are acknowledged experts and frequent commentators on international trade issues. Over the years, we have advised clients across sectors regarding how to best manage trade remedy cases and nationalistic industrial policy, as well as how to leverage trade negotiations, from NAFTA to CAFTA, from TPP to TTIP. We are increasingly supporting companies’ efforts to navigate challenges posed by a shifting global trade climate.
Our trade work is led by Kellie Meiman Hock, a former USTR trade negotiator who founded our trade practice almost two decades ago. She honed her skills mitigating risk linked to aggressive industrial policies and local content requirements during her nearly 25 years working on Brazil, and she has helped companies pursue successful strategies around trade remedy cases. More recently, Ms. Meiman has been deeply engaged in companies’ efforts to manage increased unilateral US trade actions, as well as renegotiation of the NAFTA and the KORUS FTA.
Our trade team includes some of the key architects of NAFTA, Thomas F. McLarty, III and John D. Negroponte; Thomas C. Hubbard, US Ambassador to Korea during the negotiations leading up to the KORUS FTA; and Nelson W. Cunningham, a trade advisor to numerous presidential campaigns and frequent commentator on international trade policy. Our broader team draws from deep expertise on EU and Asia trade issues, Mexico-China trade, agricultural trade matters, and localization policy.