International Trade and National Security


"The team at BakerHostetler is very knowledgeable in international matters." 

– Chambers USA 2022

Our International Trade and National Security team represents industry-leading clients as well as emerging technology and defense firms on the most sophisticated and prominent matters in the international trade arena. We have extensive experience advising on trade remedies, trade policy, customs, tariffs and imports, export controls, economic sanctions, foreign investment, and defense security matters. Our multinational practice spans many industries.

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 nontariff 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.

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 U.S. 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).

BakerHostetler’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions team guides a wide variety of clients through ever-changing export controls, trade and economic sanctions, and embargoes; we work with manufacturers, developers, distributors, service providers and others to address the unique challenges raised by the U.S. export control and sanctions laws and regulations. Our counsel allows clients to address compliance with U.S. export control and sanctions laws and regulations while meeting their business objectives. We pride ourselves on having a deep knowledge of client industries and the complex and nuanced U.S. export control and sanctions laws and regulations, both of which are essential to providing effective, sometimes novel and efficient legal counsel.

Our National Security team represents clients, both U.S. and foreign, across the full range of national security regulatory issues regarding foreign ownership and control. 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 security clearances and comply with the NISPOM rule (previously the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual DOD 5220.22-M), including in the context of mergers and acquisitions.


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


  • Chambers Global
    • International Trade: Customs (USA) (2017 to 2019, 2022)
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (USA) (2017 to 2020)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA) (2017 to present)
  • Chambers USA
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded (Band 1) (2022)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide) (2017 to present)
    • International Trade: Customs (Nationwide) (2021 to present)
  • The Legal 500 United States – Dispute Resolution: International Trade (2015 to present)
  • Latinvex Top International Law Firms in Latin America (2017 to present)
    • Trade and Sanctions (2021 to present)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” International Trade and Finance Law –Washington, D.C. (2016 to present)



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