David E. Bond

Partner, Washington, DC


“He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and practical… he is timely, well informed and provides strong and directive leadership.”
Chambers USA 2021


David Bond is the head of White & Case's Global International Trade Group. 

David has 30 years of experience advising clients on market access issues under international trade agreements and in trade remedy litigation in the United States and around the world. He resides in the Washington DC office, and previously headed the Firm's trade practices in the Mexico City and Miami offices.

In recent years, David has been deeply involved in US trade proceedings involving national security claims. He defended European steel producers in the US Section 232 investigation of steel products, and defended Korean auto producers in the US Section 232 investigation of automobiles and parts. Also, David is advising producers of technology products on compliance with US duties on goods from China under Section 301.

David has advised government, trade association, and corporate clients on the negotiation and operation of free trade agreements, beginning with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and extending through the recent US-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) and US-Japan Free Trade Agreement. His work has related to issues such as rules of origin on manufactured goods, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules, technical barriers to trade (TBT), trade remedy proceedings, and dispute resolution.

David has represented clients in antidumping duty (ADD), countervailing duty (CVD) and safeguard investigations, in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the European Union, Türkiye, Korea, China, and Australia. In many cases, colleagues from the Firm's local offices have participated in the representation.

Clients have benefited from his advocacy in appeals before various tribunals, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), Binational Panels formed under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA, and before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
Member of the United States Court of International Trade
Emory University
Economics and International Relations
University of Delaware


Defending The Federal Republic of Germany in a DOC countervailing duty investigation of imports of forged steel fluid end blocks, one of the first cases to examine pro-environmental measures from a subsidy perspective, such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, which was designed to prevent "carbon leakage" due to producers subject to higher costs transferring production to other countries

Defended Laminazione Sottile S.p.A. in a US antidumping investigation of aluminum sheet from Italy

Defended Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio in a US antidumping investigation of aluminum foil from Brazil

Advised a major animal pharma producer in relation to negotiation of a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom

Represented Square, Inc. in litigation before the US Court of International Trade relating to Section 301 duties on certain products from China

Defended Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors in connection with the US Section 332 (national security) investigation of automobiles and auto parts 

Represented International Paper in ADD investigations in the US, Mexico, and Korea 

Defended EUROFER, the European steel producers association in connection with the US Section 332 (national security) investigation of steel products 

Represented Oxea, a US chemical producer, in ADD and CVD investigations in China 

Represented Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems, a Korean producer of large power transformers, in a WTO dispute relating to ADD imposed by the United States, as well as numerous US court appeals 

Advised the US pork industry in relation to the US-Japan Free Trade Agreement 

Advised US agricultural exporters in relation to the renegotiation of the dispute settlement provisions of the NAFTA

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "The fight against forced labor in supply chains: How to stay compliant in the US, EU and UK," co-sponsored by Lexology, March 30, 2023, Webinar

Moderator, "La guerra comercial en el marco de la OMC," USMCA ¿Qué esperar del nuevo acuerdo? (USMCA: What to expect from the new deal), October 19, 2018: co-sponsored by the American Chamber in Mexico and White & Case, Mexico City, Mexico

"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


Author, "United States: International Trade," The Legal 500: International Trade Comparative Guide, First Edition, December 2023

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer: The Legal 500 USA 2021-2023: International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Ranked Lawyer: Chambers USA 2021-2023, International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Recommended: The Legal 500 USA 2020: International Trade