Ron Kendler

Associate, Washington, DC



Ron Kendler is an associate in the International Trade group, focusing on US trade remedies and the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Kendler has worked with sovereign and private clients across sectors, including steel, energy, and agriculture, in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, WTO disputes, and matters involving interpretation of multilateral and regional free trade agreements, customs issues, and sanctions enforcement. He has participated in proceedings before WTO panels and the Appellate Body, the US Department of Commerce, 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
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of International Trade
District of Columbia Bar
Massachusetts State Bar
New York State Bar
Boston College Law School
Brandeis University


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 and Recognition

White & Case Pro Bono Award, 2020

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