Practice/Industry Group Overview
Being competitive in today’s global economy requires more than just an understanding of international trade regulations. Clients increasingly require a comprehensive array of legal services, including trade and access counseling, advice on antidumping duties and custom law issues, representation in trade disputes, and assistance achieving compliance with import and export restrictions.
In order to successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing world of international trade, clients need support from lawyers who understand the law, the economy and the underlying political and social climate. Clients need counsel who can help them take advantage of the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls present in the global marketplace.
At Drinker Biddle, our team of customs and international trade lawyers and trade specialists have the credentials, experience and track record to meet the needs of the most sophisticated clients. Our lawyers have a broad national practice with clients geographically dispersed throughout the United States, as well as East Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America and Mexico. We represent clients in a broad array of industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, electronics, healthcare, industrial automation, pharmaceuticals and retail.
With particular emphasis in the areas of Global Trade Compliance and Supply Chain Management, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Trade Remedies and Trade Litigation, we draw upon an experienced group of trade and audit specialists and logistics professionals, many of whom have spent years working in private sector and government positions. We provide practical, cost-effective advice on a variety of regulatory, dispute resolution, trade policy and corporate compliance matters. We represent companies in disputes before the World Trade Organization and other multinational bodies and in matters involving international agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.
We also take pride in understanding our clients’ industries and monitoring worldwide developments to better advise them on trade policies that can impact their businesses. Our lawyers provide a well-rounded program of speaking engagements, educational offerings, legal updates and published works to help our clients stay fully apprised of relevant developments.
Beyond the firm’s own resources, Drinker Biddle clients also benefit from the firm’s affiliation with The World Law Group, a network of 50 leading independent firms with more than 260 offices in major commercial centers worldwide. Through this relationship, Drinker Biddle clients can access the local knowledge and legal expertise of more than 11,000 lawyers globally.