John J. Burke

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T 202.861.1625  |  F 202.861.1783

John Burke focuses his practice in the areas of trade remedies and regulatory compliance. He has more than 27 years' experience in antidumping and countervailing proceedings before a wide range of U.S. and foreign agencies, courts, and international tribunals. John also practices in the areas of export controls, embargoes, anti-boycott regulation, customs, and other international trade-related matters. John is dedicated to his clients and applies complex legal theories to situations in a manner which they can apply to their businesses and operations. John is the Managing Editor of the practice's China-U.S. Trade Law blog.

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Trade Remedies
  • Represented foreign governments and foreign producers in trade disputes and related proceedings in the United States involving washing machines, softwood lumber, live swine, magnesium, dairy products, various consumer products, chemicals, and certain steel products.
  • Represented Australian and U.S. companies in safeguard proceedings on wheat gluten brought pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Export
  • Developed corporate compliance and training programs in the areas of export controls, foreign assets controls, anti-boycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and customs for a wide-range of companies, including those in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition, he has counseled companies in conducting internal investigations of possible export control violations, including advising those companies on the procedures and penalties associated with violations of the export control laws.
  • Represented major corporations during investigations by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Controls. John recently participated in matters that included obtaining commodity classification letters, commodity jurisdiction determinations, and export licenses for hardware, technology, and software from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls.
General Litigation
  • As part of BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, performs work related to international feeder funds and the recovery of assets during the liquidation.
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Experience

Trade Remedies
  • Represented foreign governments and foreign producers in trade disputes and related proceedings in the United States involving washing machines, softwood lumber, live swine, magnesium, dairy products, various consumer products, chemicals, and certain steel products.
  • Represented Australian and U.S. companies in safeguard proceedings on wheat gluten brought pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974.
  • Represented U.S. companies in connection with antidumping actions in Mexico against steel, pork, and paper imports from the United States; in China against certain glycal ethers from the United States; in Brazil against paper imports from the United States and Canada; and in Canada against copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea, and China.
Export
  • Developed corporate compliance and training programs in the areas of export controls, foreign assets controls, anti-boycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and customs for a wide-range of companies, including those in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition, he has counseled companies in conducting internal investigations of possible export control violations, including advising those companies on the procedures and penalties associated with violations of the export control laws.
  • Represented major corporations during investigations by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Controls. John recently participated in matters that included obtaining commodity classification letters, commodity jurisdiction determinations, and export licenses for hardware, technology, and software from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls.
General Litigation
  • As part of BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, performs work related to international feeder funds and the recovery of assets during the liquidation.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Recognized Practitioner: Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2014)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: International Section
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Community

  • Homeowner's Association: Board Member, Secretary

Pro Bono

  • Has obtained asylum for clients under immigration laws.

Services

Emerging Issues

Prior Positions

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP (1994 to 2001)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (1986 to 1994)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1988

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1986, cum laude; Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1983

Blog

In The Blogs

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China-U.S. Trade Law
THE PIVOT TO ASIA AND THE INEVITABLE FAILURE OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
June 23, 2014
The following article substantively follows the text of remarks by Dr. Elliot J. Feldman during a May 2, 2014 Webinar sponsored by the Knowledge Congress Live Webinar Series and BakerHostetler. The Origins And Direction Of A Trans-Pacific...
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China-U.S. Trade Law
Comments on An Environmental Goods Agreement
May 1, 2014
INTRODUCTION                  The Office of the United States Trade Representative, in the Federal Register of March 28, 2014 on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, requested comments and issued notice of a public hearing on...
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China-U.S. Trade Law
Federal Circuit Upholds Constitutionality Of Legislation Overturning Its GPX Decision That Countervailing Duties May Not Be Applied To Non-Market Economies ?????????????????????????
April 2, 2014
美联邦上诉法院认为向非市场国家征收反补贴税符合宪法 HERE WE GO AGAIN This blog has been analyzing for more than four years legal disputes over whether the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) may apply countervailing duties (“CVDs”) to imports from non-market...
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China-U.S. Trade Law
THE TRADE MUDDLE: A PRIMER
March 6, 2014
Crossing All The “T”s Will Not Dot The “I”s:  Some Of The Politics Of Trade             Which comes first, TPP (the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”) or TPA (“Trade Promotion Authority”)?  Alphabetically, and logically, TPA.  Strategically...
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China-U.S. Trade Law
The United States & China: Twenty-First Century Rivals Or Friends? 美利坚和大中国: 21世纪的对手还是伙伴?
February 25, 2014
The following article, The United States & China: Twenty-First Century Rivals Or Friends?, was published in the January 2014 edition of Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide International Trade 2014: The Obama Administration has referred to...
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