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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

Position

Mr. McCarthy serves as head of the firm’s international trade practice and a member of the regulatory practice steering committee. He counsels clients on U.S. law and policy affecting international trade and business, including export control laws, sanctions programs, customs law, anticorruption laws, antiboycott regulations and foreign investment in the United States.

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Career

Member, Board of Directors, Center for Civilians in Conflict; Officer in the U.S. Navy

Memberships

District of Columbia Bar, Maryland Bar

Education

JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1998); BS, University of Michigan (1991).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > International Trade > 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.