Matthew Nicely Joins the Washington Office
Matthew Nicely has joined the Washington office of the law firm Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the International Trade & Customs practice group . He focuses his practice on trade remedy and customs laws, WTO dispute settlement and other trade policy disputes.
On joining Thompson Hine, Mr. Nicely comments, "I'm excited to be part of such a growing and dynamic team. I was impressed with the strength of the current trade practice and am looking forward to being part of its continued growth."
Mr. Nicely is the latest addition to Thompson Hine's growing International Trade practice. Previously, he worked with the trade group at Vinson & Elkins, where he represented respondents in antidumping, countervailing duty and Section 201 safeguard litigation before U.S. agencies and U.S. courts, including investigations/reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission and U.S. Trade Representative. He has experience advising a wide range of clients, including governments, exporters, importers, users of steel and semiconductors, and various agricultural/aquacultural producers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. He has advised exporters and their customers on the business implications of trade cases, and governments on their compliance with WTO agreements, litigation before WTO dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body, and implementation procedures under U.S. law.
Julia McCalmon , International Trade & Customs practice group leader, says, "Matt is an excellent lawyer who's been recognized nationally for his work. His experience in trade remedy and trade policy adds more depth to our firm's international trade practice. Matt will be a tremendous resource as we continue to grow our trade group."
Mr. Nicely was recognized in Chambers Global 2007 in the WTO/International Trade: USA: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy category and in Chambers USA 2006 in the National: International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy category.
Chuck Freed , Washington office partner-in-charge, adds, "Our office has seen a great deal of growth this year, and we are excited to have Matt as part of our continued expansion."
Mr. Nicely earned his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 1991 and his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1987. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and chair of the International Trade Committee Section on International Law for the American Bar Association. Mr. Nicely is also an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches a class titled "The United States Trade Regime." He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.
About the International Trade & Customs Practice Group
Thompson Hine's International Trade & Customs practice group advises multinational corporations on a broad range of U.S. laws and international trade agreements affecting the import and export of goods, technology and services. Focused on servicing the needs of multinational clients, our trade group continues to expand and grow. Our growth allows us to offer our clients experience in strategic trade planning; defending enforcement actions, investigations and audits of trade-related issues; bringing and defending actions in unfair trade proceedings; and counseling on trade compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-boycott and market access issues.
About Thompson Hine LLP
Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for ten consecutive years as a top law firm in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide.