Ron Kendler | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ron Kendler
Ron Kendler

Ron Kendler

Associate, Washington, DC

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Ron Kendler is an associate in the International Trade Group. His practice focuses on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Kendler has worked on matters involving interpretation of WTO treaties, bilateral free trade agreements, antidumping and countervailing duties, and customs matters, and participated in proceedings before WTO panels and the Appellate Body, as well as US authorities including the US International Trade Commission and the US Court of International Trade.

In law school, Mr. Kendler served as a Note Editor for the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review. As a member of the school's Jessup International Law Moot Court team, he was awarded Top Oralist in the Northeast United States, where the team won the regional championship, and Sixth Place Oralist in the world.

Mr. Kendler has held internships with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), a civil rights agency, and Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue of the US Court of International Trade. Prior to joining White & Case, he worked in the Geneva legal office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international trade group representing the global airline industry.

Bars and Courts

  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • US Court of International Trade


  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BA, Brandeis University


  • English
  • Spanish
Work supervised by principals of the Firm pending admission in the District of Columbia


Speaking Engagements

"The US, the UK, the EU and World Trade", 8-9 May 2014: conference on Globalizing Forces in Legal Education, Trade and Human Rights, King's College London, (panel speaker)


  • Selection and Recusal in the WTO Dispute Settlement System, appearing in Challenges and Recusals of Judges and Arbitrators in International Courts and Tribunals, Chiara Giorgetti ed., Brill 2015, (co-authored with Gregory J. Spak)
  • WTO Dispute Settlement, International Trade, ABA International Law Year-in-Review, 2014
  • WTO Dispute Settlement, International Trade, ABA International Law Year-in-Review, 2013
  • Delayed Fight: The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Negotiation, and the Transatlantic Conflict Over Commercial Aircraft, 35 B.C. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 253, 2012

Awards & Recognition

White & Case Pro Bono Award, 2014

White & Case Pro Bono Award, 2013

Francis Deak Student Writing Award, American Society of International Law and International Law Students Association, 2012-2013