David has a broad international trade practice, advising clients in trade remedy litigation and on market access issues in the United States and around the world.
He is particularly adept at helping clients to navigate the complex rules and procedures that make international trade challenging, but also lead to competitive opportunities. David has resided in the Firm's Washington DC, Mexico City, and Miami offices, and spends considerable time working outside the United States.
David has a track record of more than 25 years, counselling clients on unfair trade proceedings, such as antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. Working with attorneys in the Firm's offices around the world, he has advised on matters before authorities in countries such as the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, China, Australia, and Turkey.
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 in 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; industrial products in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Kuwait; and toys in the European Union and other countries.
Represented CELSA, a European producer of long steel products, in a US antidumping investigation of wire rod.
Represented Salzgitter, a German steel producer, and voestalpine, an Austrian steel producer, in US antidumping investigations of cut-to-length plate.
Represented EUROFER, the European steel producers association in connection with the US Section 332 (national security) investigation of steel products.
Represented Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems in US and Canadian antidumping investigations of large power transformers from Korea.
Represented International Paper in antidumping investigations of papers in the United States, Mexico, and Turkey.
Represented Tyson Foods in a WTO dispute relating to final measures imposed by China in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of chicken from the United States.
Advised the US pork industry in relation to international trade issues, including the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
"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