Thompson & Associates, PLLC
My firm represents domestic, foreign, and importing interests in trade remedy cases before the United States Commerce Department and International Trade Commission, as well as in judicial appeals of administrative determinations, and has assisted numerous importers and exporters in evaluating scope coverage of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. My practice further provides representation in all aspects of customs laws and regulations, including classification, country of origin, free trade agreement and tariff preference qualification, valuation, intellectual property, penalty, entry, drawback, cargo security, and foreign customs matters.
I specialize in export and import regulation and international business counseling, to include antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade remedies, Customs compliance, export controls, international sales contracts, and administrative and judicial litigation relating to these matters; advising domestic and foreign corporations in myriad industries, including food and agriculture, automotive, furniture, software, chemicals, electronics, office and telecommunications products, aerospace, and consumer goods.
Also, I represent domestic, foreign and importing interests in trade remedy cases before the United States Commerce Department and International Trade Commission, as well as in judicial appeals of administrative determinations. Assisting numerous importers and exporters in evaluating scope coverage of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Representation in all aspects of customs laws and regulations, including classification, country of origin, free trade agreement and tariff preference qualification, valuation, intellectual property, penalty, entry, drawback, cargo security, and foreign customs matters. I have represented clients for all manner of product origin matters relating to government procurement, including Buy American Act, Buy America, Trade Agreements Act and Foreign Military Financing issues, as well as for Federal Trade Commission origin labeling requirements. I also provide client counseling on international trade contract and commercial issues.
Additionally, my practice provides a full range of export control representation to exporters and re-exporters of merchandise concerning regulations administered by the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury as well as enforcement activities by U.S. Customs. I have assisted companies of various sizes, from Fortune 500 listed to sole proprietorships, to establish, maintain, and review their export compliance with U.S. and foreign government export controls.
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George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government
I have been an adjunct professor at George Mason since 1995 and I teach courses entitled ABCs of Importing and Exporting, International Contract Negotiation, and Export Controls and Compliance.
Washington, DC and New York Based Law Firm
I was Partner in a law firm that focused on international trade matters.
U.S. International Trade Commission
During my tenure at the USITC, I participated in numerous unfair import investigations and represented the Commission in judicial proceedings throughout the United States. While in the government, I was selected to provide legal assistance to the United States Trade Representative, and represented the United States before the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
- Cornell University Law School, Juris Doctor 1981
- State University of New York (Oneonta), Bachelor of Science with High Honors, 1978
- State of New York
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of International Trade
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Transnational Contracts
- Intellectual Property Rights and United States International Trade Laws (Co-Author)
- Exporting: Regulations, Documentation, Procedures
Global Training Center
- Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers in Your International Supply Chain
Global Training Center
- Customs Law and Administration (Contributing Author)
- Judicial Review of International Trade Commission Determinations from October 1990 to September 1992 (Co-Author)
Law & Policy in International Business, Vol. 25, 1993
- Political and Policy Dimensions of Foreign Trade Zones (Co-Author)
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 18, 1985