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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; International Trade


Lars Hjelm represents Fortune 500 companies whose imports are regulated by the Department of Homeland Security agencies of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as other federal agencies.

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Assistant chief counsel and managing lawyer for Customs Service in the mid-Atlantic. Was principal legal advisor to the customs ports of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and customs Special-Agent-in-Charge. Lawyer in the Office of the Chief Counsel and the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury.


B.A. with honors, University of Pennsylvania, 1985; J.D., Emory University, 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International trade

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPhandles all trade matters with tremendous expertise and insight‘. A worldwide force in international trade law, the US group forms part of an enviably broad global network that leans on well-staffed platforms in Beijing, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Sources also reserve praise for its ‘unusually strong depth of expertise‘, which is evidenced by its ability to cover the waterfront on trade issues, from trade policy and remedy matters, through to export controls and CFIUS work. Matthew Nicely is a go-to expert for trade remedies and policy and is leading the firm’s representation of HMTX Industries, and over 6000 additional plaintiffs, in a marquee challenge to the US government’s Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods. Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin Wolf specializes in export controls and national security issues; he is highlighted by sources for his ‘keen practical insights on how the government makes decisions‘. Department head Thomas J McCarthy is ‘a seasoned practitioner‘ and has an emphasis on export controls, CFIUS work and sanctions programs. CFIUS practice head Christian C Davis, customs lead Lars-Erik A Hjelm and trade litigator Bernd Janzen are also experienced names. Suzanne Kane, who sits in the customs practice, is an impressive up-and-coming partner. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC.