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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 263 3000
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Fax +1 202 263 3300
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www.mayerbrown.com

Sydney Mintzer

Tel:
Work +1 202 263 3866
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Government & Global Trade

Position

Sydney Mintzer’s international trade, customs and investment practice is primarily focused on helping clients to comply with US import regulations, optimize global sourcing options, identify markets for export and investment and eliminate barriers to market entry. A licensed customs broker, he has assisted major US and foreign corporations involved in customs audits and focused assessments. In addition, Sydney has worked with clients to develop, implement and audit internal compliance programs; identify optimal sourcing patterns to minimize tariffs and duties; litigate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations; lead Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations; and advise on WTO and other trade policy initiatives. Sydney has substantial experience working on trade matters around the world. For example, he has advanced market access concerns for clients with US policy makers to resolve barriers to entry in China and the Philippines, and he often advises clients on other countries’ WTO commitments. Sydney also has substantial experience working with clients in defense of antidumping cases in China and Brazil. Sydney has been published in numerous professional journals and has served on the editorial board of the “China Trade Law Report,” a publication of The American Lawyer. He joined Mayer Brown in 2006.

Education

University of California, Berkeley, BA, 1991; Phi Beta Kappa; University of California, 1994; MA in Political Science and International Relations; New York University School of Law, JD, 1998


United States: Dispute resolution

International trade

Within: International trade

With six partners based out of Washington DC, and the ability to draw on expertise from across its considerable international network, Mayer Brown's 'sophisticated international trade practice' is well positioned to advise corporates, trade associations and governments on a broad cross-section of trade compliance, remedies and CFIUS matters. With numerous former high-ranking government officials in its ranks, including two ex-US trade representatives (USTR), the team has 'practical experience in dealing with the US regulators', and is consequently able to 'provide pragmatic advice in navigating the often complex regulatory landscape'. Matthew McConkey has a strong track record for trade remedies work and is representing the Aluminum Extruders Council in relation to the Section 232 investigation on imported aluminum. Team head Duane Layton has a focus on international dispute settlement (including WTO matters) and has extensive experience representing governments and industries in import relief proceedings, both domestically and abroad. Working alongside lawyers from the firm's Brussels office, Layton continues to act for The Renewable Fuels Association and certain domestic ethanol producers in challenging the EU anti-dumping duty imposed on US ethanol producers. Other recommended partners include customs expert Sydney Mintzer; Timothy Keeler, who provides excellent trade policy insight in light of his private practice experience and former USTR role; and the 'knowledgeable and responsive' Tamer Soliman, who excels at advising foreign companies on the extraterritorial impact of US export control and sanctions laws.

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