David is senior counsel in the firm's International Trade & Customs practice group, a member of the firm's International Committee and pro bono coordinator for the Washington D.C. office. He advises clients on the risks and opportunities presented by U.S. international trade laws and regulations and international trade agreements. He focuses on antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD) and safeguard litigation, international trade policy, and cross-border compliance issues affecting goods, services, technology and investments that involve transportation, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and anti-bribery laws and regulations.
David's areas of experience include:
- counseling clients on international trade issues under U.S. laws, and NAFTA and WTO rules;
- advocating for clients in administrative proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Import Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Directorate of Defense Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and
- representing clients' interests before the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch agencies.
David has extensive international trade law experience and has practiced as a partner in that area for the Washington D.C. office of a national law firm. In April 2006, David was appointed to the U.S. NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster of Panelists to hear disputes under the trade remedy laws. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of International Trade Law360. Prior to private practice, David served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
David is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991, Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowship, McMannis Trust Scholarship, Harvard International Law Journal
- Victoria University of Wellington, 1988, Rotary International Foundation Scholar
- Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A.L.D., 1987
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1984, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts "Ten Distinguished Graduates"
Professional & Civic Involvement
District of Columbia Bar
Texas State Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy: LL.M. Advisory Council; Class Secretary; Alumni Association Past President
Jewish Social Services Agency of Greater Washington (JSSA): Board of Directors
- Author, "GATS - Easing the Pain of Market Access?" · Globalization and Localization Association (blog), April 4, 2013
- Author, “Top 10 International Trade Law Best Practices for General Counsel” · Corporate Counsel, November 2012
- Author, “Is Your Company Website Revealing International Trade Violations” · Corporate Counsel, June 2012
- Co-Author, "US Companies Gain Easier Access to FTZs Under Revised Regulations” · The Bureau of National Affairs, April 2012
- Co-Author, "Customs Law" · The International Lawyer, Summer 2008
- Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Outstanding Alumnus Award