International Trade

We are acknowledged thought leaders on international trade issues. Over the years, we have advised clients across sectors regarding how best to manage regulatory challenges, intellectual property threats, trade remedy cases, and local content requirements, as well as how to leverage trade agreements and pursue enhanced market access. Our experts support companies’ efforts to navigate the shifting international trade climate, with multilateral institutions increasingly weakened and complicated domestic politics around trade in many leading global economies.

Our trade practice is led by Kellie Meiman Hock, a former USTR trade negotiator who founded our trade practice over two decades ago. She honed her skills mitigating risk linked to aggressive industrial policy during her over 25 years working on Brazil, and she has helped companies pursue successful strategies around managing trade and investment challenges globally.

Our trade team includes two former Deputy USTRs, Rufus Yerxa and Wendy Cutler. Amb. Yerxa is a leader in transatlantic trade circles and, together with Thomas F. McLarty, III and John D. Negroponte, was a key architect of the NAFTA. ​He was also the lead Deputy in USTR’s negotiation of the WTO Agreement and later spent over a decade as the organization’s Deputy Director General.  During her nearly three-decade career at USTR, Wendy led on a range of US-Asia trade negotiations, including the KORUS FTA, TPP, China trade initiatives, and Japan sectoral talks.



We’ve worked on:

  • US-Colombia FTA
  • US-Peru FTA
  • US-Panama FTA
  • US-Chile FTA
  • Korea-US FTA
  • US-Israel FTA
  • US-Jordan FTA
  • US-Morocco FTA
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • Mercosur
  • Pacific Alliance
  • African Growth & Opportunity Act
  • European Union
  • TTIP
  • Eurasian Economic Union
  • Brexit
  • EU-Mexico FTA
  • WTO

International Trade Team