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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Jonathan Stoel has nearly two decades of experience handling high-profile matters involving international economic disputes and policy. Jonathan is the co-head of the firm’s Public International Law group and a Partner in the firm’s International Trade and Investment and International Arbitration practices. He handles complex matters involving treaty-based claims, international investment protections, public international law, and international trade and customs issues.  He is particularly well versed on matters involving U.S.‑China, U.S.-Japan, and U.S.-Canada-Mexico relations. Jonathan’s clients include companies in many industries, including the steel, pharmaceutical, energy, agriculture, and consumer products sectors.


English, Spanish, Japanese


Chair and Vice Chair, International Trade Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association

Member of the Board of Advisers of the Georgetown Journal of International Law

Chair, Board of Trustees, Thurgood Marshall Academy


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2001

A.B., Dartmouth College, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > International Trade > International trade

Few trade practices possess the strength-in-depth evidenced by Hogan Lovells US LLP and its deep bench translates into a comprehensive offering, which counts specialists in every segment of trade law. Satisfied clients assert that the Washington DC-based team is ‘unique in terms of exceptional depth of knowledge‘, with its ability to navigate ‘high-stakes, complex, and difficult‘ matters standing as a big draw for sources. Among the names to note, Beth Peters  ranks among the most high-profile trade experts nationally and is regarded as a go-to specialist for export controls and economic sanctions. Deen Kaplan is sought after for his expertise in trade and investment disputes and trade policy matters; he is particularly experienced in advising on agricultural issues and successfully represented the US Grains Council in a dispute concerning US corn exports to Peru. Jonathan Stoel, who ‘runs to difficult conversations rather than away from them‘, is also noted for trade litigation. On the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) front, Anne Salladin is widely recognized as a market leader, with strong recent showings in representing clients in the nuclear and defense spheres. Ajay Kuntamukkala co-heads the department together with Peters and Kaplan; he recently led the firm’s headline-grabbing work for Pfizer on trade-related issues connected to the distribution and shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, including economic sanctions, export controls, customs, and trade policy issues globally. Other recommended names include CFIUS specialist Brian Curran, ‘exceptional problem-solverKelly Ann Shaw, the ‘pragmaticJared Wessel and Stephen Propst, who has a focus on export control and sanctions.