Keir Whitson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Keir Whitson
Keir Whitson

Keir Whitson

Senior Trade Advisor, Washington, DC

Overview

Keir Whitson is a senior advisor in the White & Case LLP International Trade Group. He has more than 10 years of government and private sector experience in the antidumping and countervailing duty legal field. After earning a master's degree in international studies (China) from the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, Keir joined the US Department of Commerce as an import compliance officer. During his Commerce Department tenure, Keir worked on a series of major US antidumping actions, including hot-rolled steel from Japan, cold-rolled steel from Taiwan, rebar from Latvia, and fresh salmon from Chile. He also co-authored the China and Ukraine chapters of Report to the President: Global Steel Trade—Structural Problems and Future Solutions. Since leaving the government for the private sector in 2001, Keir has continued to work directly with foreign respondents and US importers in a variety of antidumping and countervailing duty actions, including dozens of proceedings involving imports of frozen fish fillets, frozen shrimp and polyethylene retail carrier bags from Vietnam, frozen shrimp from Thailand, and frozen shrimp, brake rotors, wooden bedroom furniture, and other industrial and consumer goods from China.

Education

  • MA, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies
  • BA, Alaska Pacific University

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Experience