Elliot J. Feldman’s international practice concentrates on all forms of trade disputes and remedies affecting the movement of goods and services across international borders. He advises foreign governments, corporations, and organizations on trade policy and international law, and litigates international trade and legal disputes in all relevant forums, inside and outside the United States, on both commercial international law and treaty interpretation. He has been a frequent legal adviser to the Government of Canada in WTO cases and he has particular experience with the North American Free Trade Agreement. Elliot founded and is the former Director of the University Consortium for Research on North America at Harvard University.
Elliot has been ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2007. Elliot has been counsel to the People's Republic of China, and is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler's China-U.S. Trade Law blog. He is frequently quoted in the foreign press on Chinese affairs related to international trade. Elliot authored Inside the Minds: International Trade Law Best Practices in 2006 and his Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States: A Practical Guide for Non-U.S. Buyers, a treatise for Aspen Publishers coauthored with a team of 33 BakerHostetler attorneys under his direction, was first published in 2010, with a Chinese language edition in 2011 and updates made by partners on an annual basis. Elliot has lectured on the firm’s M&A inbound FDI capability, based on the treatise, in Brazil, China, India, Japan, and in Washington. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, and coauthored in 2013 the lead article on international trade and non-market economies in the American University Law Review. His client advice on the Softwood Lumber Agreement has been selected by the Librarian of the Canadian House of Commons as an historic document.