International Trade and National Security


Our International Trade and National Security team represents industry-leading clients as well as emerging technology and defense firms on the most sophisticated and current matters in the international trade arena. Industry sectors in which BakerHostetler’s work in these areas is especially prominent include automotive manufacturing; heavy equipment manufacturing; aerospace, defense and satellite technologies; maritime; optics, photonics and electronics; oil, gas and renewable energy; forest products; chemicals; medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biopharma products; and autonomous unmanned vehicle manufacturing.

BakerHostetler’s International Trade Remedies and Trade Policy team has decades of experience counseling both governments and private companies on how to protect and advance their interests in trade remedy matters under U.S. and international law, including litigation over anti-dumping and countervailing duties, safeguards, national security tariffs, and other special tariffs and non-tariff barriers. Clients count on us as both legal counselors and strategic advisers when confronting exceptionally challenging problems that are critical to their business or policy interests, and they often retain us for atypical matters for which our inventiveness and resourcefulness are paramount.

The attorneys on our International Trade Compliance team guide clients through ever-changing sanctions, embargoes, export controls and customs requirements, and help them develop strategies to address the unique challenges faced by international manufacturers, distributors, service providers and others striving to remain compliant while meeting their business objectives. Clients count on us to have a deep knowledge of their industry and to offer effective, sometimes novel, and efficient mechanisms to ensure compliance.

Our National Security team represents clients regarding the full range of national security issues. Among other things, we represent companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and help clients mitigate foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) as may be required by CFIUS or the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). We also help clients obtain facility and personnel clearances and comply with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), including in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

BakerHostetler’s Customs, Import and Tariff Regulations team advises importers on how to comply with U.S. requirements for the proper classification, valuation and marking of goods entering the United States. We counsel clients on country of origin determinations, application of free trade agreements, and supply chain planning that may affect their exposure to customs duties and tariffs. We also defend our clients’ interests in responding to inquiries, investigations, audits, penalty proceedings and litigation conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


Name Title Office Email
Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Senior Advisor Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Orlando
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Washington, D.C.
International Trade Analyst
International Trade Analyst Washington, D.C.


  • Law360 Practice Group of the Year – International Trade 2018
  • Law 360 MVP – International Trade 2018
  • Chambers Global
    • International Trade (USA) (2015 to 2017)
    • International Trade: Customs (USA) (2017 to 2019)
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (USA) (2017 to 2020)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA) (2017 to 2022)
  • Chambers USA
    • International Trade: (Nationwide) (2014 to 2016)
    • International Trade: Customs (Nationwide) (2017 to 2018, 2021)
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide) (2017 to 2019)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide) (2017 to 2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States – Dispute Resolution: International Trade (2015 to 2021)
  • Latinvex Top International Law Firms in Latin America (2017 to 2021)
    • Trade and Sanctions (2021-2022)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” International Trade and Finance Law –Washington, D.C. (2016 to 2019)
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2020 BTI Client Service 30 for the sixth consecutive year.



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