William Moran

Partner, Tokyo


“William Moran has deep knowledge and understanding of trade remedies,” one impressed client notes, adding: “He is extremely helpful. Even when he is busy, he provides speedy responses.” “Clients value his wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of trade remedies and extensive experience in the field of US anti-dumping.”
Chambers Global 2019, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, 2020


After five years at the White & Case Washington, DC office, Mr. Moran transferred to the Tokyo office in October 2004 and advises clients on international trade and regulatory matters.

Mr. Moran has advised clients in matters before various US government agencies and courts, including the US Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission, the US Department of Treasury, the US Department of Transportation, the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Court of International Trade.

He is a member of various professional associations, including the Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Virginia State Bar Association, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia
US Court of International Trade
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) (Jurisdiction of Primary Qualification: [District of Columbia])
University of Virginia
Kyoto University
University of Notre Dame


Antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce as well as related appellate litigation before US Federal Courts.

World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, governing goods, services, investment and intellectual property, as well as related dispute resolution panel proceedings.

National security controls on investment in US entities administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Department of Defense.

US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.

Compliance with data protection, privacy, document retention, and information security regulations.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer (Band 1): International Trade—Japan and Leading Lawyer: International Trade/WTO—Asia-Pacific Region, Chambers Global 2024 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024