Michael S. Holton is a Partner in Washington D.C., who focuses on all aspects of international trade relief and regulation, including antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings, section 201, 232, 301 and other safeguard escape clause relief proceedings, the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA), and other AD/CVD custom issues. Prior to joining GDLSK, Michael worked at a nationally ranked AM LAW 100 firm and as a senior staff member in the Enforcement and Compliance unit (formerly Import Administration) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. Notably, he has significant experience representing foreign manufacturers, exporters, and U.S. importers in numerous ongoing antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department of Commerce. Additionally, Michael has successfully represented foreign exporters and U.S. importers in other recent DOC anti-circumvention proceedings.
Michael has represented Chinese producers, exporters and U.S. importers as Lead counsel in many significant cases with favorable results. Michael worked as a co-lead counsel in an AD review on Multilayered Wood Flooring from China, which resulted in a zero AD rate for the client. As lead counsel in an AD and CVD review on Citric Acid from China, Michael obtained a zero AD rate for a Chinese producer and exporter. As lead counsel in an AD investigation on Narrow Woven Ribbons from Taiwan, Michael was able to obtain a zero AD rate and exclusion from AD duties for his client. Michael secured favorable results as lead counsel in an AD review on Tapered Roller Bearings from China, successfully representing the Chinese producer, exporter and U.S. importer.
Michael has acted as lead counsel or co-counsel on numerous other antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce and The International Trade Representative. Michael has represented clients in multiple cases before The Court of International Trade as lead counsel or co-counsel.
ADD/CVD Investigations and Annual Reviews at the DOC
ADD/CVD Litigation in the CIT and CAFC
Compliance Assessments and Customs Audits
Country of Origin and Marking
Export Controls and Sanction Programs
Forced Labor Exclusions: UFLPA
Legislation and Trade Policy Decisions
Material Injury Investigations at the USITC
Scope / Anticircumvention Inquiries
The Enforce and Protect Act
Trade Remedies: Sections 201, 232 and 301