Irwin P. Altschuler began his career in 1975 with the U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Treasury Department when those agencies were charged with enforcing unfair trade remedy laws of the United States. He advised senior Customs, Treasury and Justice Department officials on major antidumping cases, and spent substantial time in Japan investigating and resolving those disputes. Irwin also served as a liaison with a number of U.S. attorneys, prosecuting cases of fraud and other serious customs violations.
Since entering the private sector in 1980, Irwin has built a practice that retains its original focus on trade remedies litigation and enforcement proceedings and has grown to include trade policy matters and, increasingly, business issues arising from accessing and defending international markets. Irwin's practice has a strong focus on Mexico. During the past 30 years, he has represented some of Mexico's largest corporations and Mexican government entities, in international trade and other complex legal, policy and business matters.
Areas of Concentration
•United States-Mexico relations
•International business and foreign investment issues
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 and 2010
•Listed, Chambers Global, 2008-2009
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2008
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, President Obama Overcomes Domestic Political Obstacles to Advance Trade Agenda, GT Alert, June 25, 2015
•Lecturer, Aspects of U.S. Trade Law and NAFTA Provisions, University of Monterrey (Mexico) Law School, Mexico
•Lecturer, U.S. Patriot Act and Its Impact on Anti-Money Laundering Efforts, Mexican Bankers' Association
•Commentator, NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents (Panel, NAFTA: Trade, Economic Integration, and Security) Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
•Co-Author, The North American Free Trade Agreement: The Ongoing Liberalization of Trade With Mexico, 28 Wake Forest Law Review Number 1, Spring, 1993
Associated News & Events
08.21.12 Greenberg Traurig's Global Trade & Investment Practice Launches 'East-West Trade Monitor' Blog
03.11.09 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized in 2009 Chambers Global Guide
01.10.08 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized in 2008 Chambers Global Guide
06.19.07 More Than 100 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2007-2008 Chambers & Partners USA Guide
06.25.15 President Obama Overcomes Domestic Political Obstacles to Advance Trade Agenda
08.06.08 Opportunity to Enlist U.S. Government's Help to Address Trade Barrier Problems in Foreign Markets -- Deadline is November 6