Arthur W. Bodek


Arthur Bodek is a partner in the New York office. His practice is focused on import and export trade law, Customs law and other regulatory law as it relates to international trade. Much of his work centers around developing creative strategies to maximize benefits under Free Trade Agreements and a host of other duty-free/reduced duty tariff programs (e.g., North American Free Trade Agreement, Central American Free Trade Agreement, Generalized System of Preferences, Caribbean Basin Initiative, 9802 program, etc.).


Mr. Bodek also works with clients to develop favorable tariff classifications that can be applied to the entry of their products. He devotes much of his time to assisting clients with importer security programs such as the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). He has represented clients before US Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies in connection with audits, investigations, penalties and other enforcement actions. Mr. Bodek regularly counsels clients on compliance issues and frequently speaks to trade audiences on these topics.



"United States Customs Service Audits and Record Keeping Requirements," The Transportation Lawyer, Vol. 3 No. 4 (1994)

"U.S. Customs Service Announces Sweeping Changes In Rules of Origin For Textiles and Apparel," Apparel Trade and Transportation News (1995)

Various Customs Updates columns in the Journal of Commerce


American Bar Association

Customs and International Trade Bar Association


US Court of International Trade (1988)


New York (1988)

Massachusetts (Inactive)


Hofstra University School of Law J.D. (1987)

Brandeis University B.A. (1984)