Jordan C. Kahn, resident partner in Washington, D.C., leads the GDLSK Trade Group’s litigation team. After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, he served as in-house counsel for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). He advised TRPA to implement environmental regulation and litigated cases in federal court – including the U.S. Supreme Court victory Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. TRPA, 505 U.S. 302 (2002).
Jordan subsequently earned his Master of Laws from New York University and clerked at the Court of International Trade (CIT) for the Honorable Evan J. Wallach, who now sits on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Since 2011, Jordan has continuously represented clients in trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC). He initially represented domestic parties and more recently has done work on behalf of foreign producers, exporters, and importers. His work covers a wide range of industries and countries, with a concentration on products made in Asia from natural resources.
Jordan has successfully led proceedings before the ITC and DOC that resulted in no or very low duties. His extensive litigation experience includes successful appeals at both the CIT and CAFC. He is a licensed customs broker who represents importers before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He has lectured at CBP ports and national law conferences. He is also a prolific author with articles published in the Singapore Law Review, Fordham International Law Journal, and Georgetown Journal of International Law.
Jordan’s achievements and successes are extensive. Jordan led a successful ITC defense of the Chinese polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”) resin industry to prevent duties, which he defended at the CIT on appeal. PTFE Resin from China and India, ITC Pub. 4801 (July 2018); Chemours Co. v. United States, 492 F. Supp. 3d 1333 (CIT 2021).
Jordan argued CIT appeals to eliminate duties assessed retroactively by DOC on trailer wheels and aluminum extrusions from China. Tai-Ao Aluminium (Taishan) Co. v. United States, 415 F. Supp. 3d 1391 (CIT 2019), aff’d, 983 F.3d 487 (Fed. Cir. 2020); Trans Texas Tire, LLC v. United States, 545 F. Supp. 3d 1374, 1378 (CIT 2021).
Jordan co-led a CIT appeal to eliminate duties assessed by DOC on activated carbon from China. Calgon Carbon Corp. v. United States, 517 F. Supp. 3d 1374 (CIT 2021); Activated Carbon from China, 86 Fed. Reg. 27,559 (May 21, 2021). Jordan argued a CIT appeal to reverse DOC’s finding that a Chinese tire exporter was part of the Chinese government, reducing its duty rate from 76.46% to 2.96%. Shandong Yongtai Grp. Co. v. United States, 487 F. Supp. 3d 1335 (CIT 2020); Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China, 86 Fed. Reg. 20,659 (Apr. 21, 2021). Jordan led an antidumping duty administrative review for an Omani pipe producer assigned a 1.56% rate. Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, 86 Fed. Reg. 18,513 (Apr. 9, 2021).