David has a broad international trade practice, advising clients on market access issues in the United States and around the world.
He is particularly adept at helping clients to navigate the complex rules, procedures and exceptions which can make international trade a challenging business environment. With experience working in the Firm's Washington DC Mexico City and Miami offices, David is based in the US, but international in outlook and experience.
David has a track record of more than 20 years, counselling clients on unfair trade proceedings, such as anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations. Working with attorneys in the Firm's offices around the world, he has advised on such matters in numerous countries, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, China and the Ukraine.
Clients have benefited from his counsel in appeals before the World Trade Organization ("WTO"), in Binational Panels formed under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA"), and before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals.
David also has a significant track record of assisting clients in responding to non-tariff trade barriers. This highly important work involves using WTO mechanisms to compel countries to comply with their obligations under agreements regulating sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade.
In addition, David advises clients on product safety and compliance issues, and he has significant experience of organizing and conducting global product recalls in both domestic and international markets. His work in this area has involved a range of products and jurisdictions, including watches in the European Union; gas cylinders in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Kuwait; and toys in the European Union and other countries.
In the realm of cross-border investment, clients seek David's counsel on international trade and investment issues arising under the laws and regulations of the United States, and under international agreements such as the NAFTA.
David represented Deacero in a US anti-dumping investigation of galvanized steel wire from Mexico, and in a circumvention inquiry of wire rod from Mexico.
David represented Hyundai Heavy Industries in US and Canadian antidumping investigations of large power transformers from Korea.
David represented Tyson Foods, Inc. in Mexican, Chinese, and Ukrainian antidumping investigations of chicken from the United States.
David represented the National Pork Producer's Council in an Australian safeguard investigation of pork from the United States.
"The Next Shoe to Drop: COOL and the Threat of Trade Retaliation", June 2015: Washington, DC
"Why Trade Remedies Are Not a Legitimate or Effective Component of Industrial Policy", October 2011: Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Looming Trade Wars, World City, Miami, Florida, December 2004