Ron Kendler

Counsel, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Ron Kendler is counsel in the International Trade group, focusing on antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and US International Trade Commission; appeals to the US Court of International Trade (CIT) and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC); and the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ron represents and advises clients across multiple industries and sectors, including manufacturing (steel, aluminum, capital equipment, rubber); agriculture; and energy. Ron appears regularly before the CIT and CAFC, and has participated in proceedings before WTO panels and the Appellate Body.

Ron joined the Firm in its Geneva office, representing and advising sovereign and private clients on WTO matters and in WTO disputes. 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. In law school, Ron interned with the late Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue of the US Court of International Trade.

In addition to his International Trade practice, Ron's pro bono practice includes representing individuals in asylum and veterans' benefits cases. Ron also supports the Firm's sponsorship of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, serving as a judge in various regional and international rounds.

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
Education
JD
Boston College Law School
BA
Brandeis University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

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)

Publications

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