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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Richard O. Cunningham

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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International Trade & Investment, International Trade Policy & Negotiations




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United States: Dispute resolution

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Richard Cunningham - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Within: International trade

Jointly led by Brittany Prelogar and Edward Krauland, the ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ team at Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides ‘a very strong service’ to corporates and sovereign governments across the spectrum of matters, from export control and sanctions advice to high-profile litigation including prominent World Trade Organization (WTO) mandates. On the trade remedies front, the firm has a ‘first-rate reputation’ for representing respondents in high-stakes anti-dumping and countervailing duty matters. As well as his work negotiating bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations, the ‘superbMark Moran also has vast experience representing private parties and governments before the WTO and the US courts and federal agencies. Alongside Matthew Yeo, Moran continues to represent the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council in the long-running softwood lumber dispute with the US. Formerly a legal officer at the WTO’s appellate body, Pablo Bentes has significant insight into its machinations and is representing the government of Brazil as respondent in a WTO case concerning its tax regime brought against it by the EU and Japan. Particularly active in Latin America-related mandates, Lucinda Low has a focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters and regularly assists clients in ensuring robust compliance programs are in place. Eric Emerson is ‘absolutely superb at handling anti-dumping matters’ as well as other trade remedies and trade policy work, and is particularly accomplished in matters involving a nexus to China. Other recommended practitioners include Matthew Yeo, who excels at WTO disputes; Stewart Baker, for CFIUS issues; Susan Esserman, who has a significant focus on US-India and US-China matters; and Richard Cunningham. The arrival in May 2017 of Brian Egan from the US State Department and in October 2017 of former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Beatrice, significantly enhances the firm’s capabilities, particularly in relation to sanctions and export controls work.

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