Irwin P. Altschuler

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  • Shareholder; Chair, Global Trade & Investment Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2024 Attorneys)
  • 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20037
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Irwin P. Altschuler Chairs the International Trade Practice and 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. Over his distinguished career, he has represented some of Mexico's largest corporations and Mexican government entities, in international trade and other complex legal, policy and business matters. His experience extends to representations in South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.


•Trade remedies and disputes (U.S., third countries, WTO)
•Trade policy and negotiations
•United States-Mexico relations
•International business and foreign investment issues

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2019
•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

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Global Trade & Investment
  • International Trade Commission's Section 337 Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.530.8501  Phone
202.331.3101  Fax
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Maryland; District of Columbia; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
•Member, Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle, I.A.P. (Mexican charity that provides training and job opportunities for Mexican street children)
•Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., September 28, 1950
Reported Cases:
Experience: Significant Representations: Litigated numerous antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission and their reviewing tribunals; the U.S. Court of International Trade; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; World Trade Organization Panels and Appellate Body; U.S. administrative tribunals; and NAFTA Chapter 11 and 19 Dispute Panels.; Helped settle major antidumping cases involving Mexican cement and sugar.; Counseled foreign governments and companies on litigation and related proceedings at the World Trade Organization.; Appeared before the U.S. Trade Representative and other agencies on matters including Section 201 and 301 cases and tariff preference proceedings.; Counseled a foreign government's agriculture department on a full range of bilateral and multinational regulatory, judicial and political issues arising from agricultural trade, and assisted in developing direct sales programs to United States mass retailers.; Assisted in the defense of a Mexican bank subject to federal prosecution in connection with the Casablanca money laundering sting operation.; Represented clients before Congress on issues including, most recently, proposed amendments to U.S. unfair trade laws, renewal of the Andean Trade Preferences Act, renewed Fast Track negotiating authority to the President, and the Farm Bill.; Assisted a major multinational corporation with establishing operations in Mexico, providing business advice ranging from the selection of partners and distributors, and the likely impact of Mexican government and policy.; Helped a major U.S. company resolve issues with regulators and partners in a South American nation.

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