Max F. Schutzman is a partner in the Firm and co-chairs the Firm’s trade law group. His practice is focused primarily on antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade law remedies. He also provides clients with counseling on intellectual property law, with particular concentration in the field of trademarks. He has represented multinational clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission in complex antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and administrative reviews. Mr. Schutzman has extensive litigation experience and has appeared in over 100 reported Federal Court decisions.
Over the course of his 35 years in private practice, he has represented clients in federal cases and administrative proceedings involving products as diverse as antifriction ball and roller bearings from Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, Korea, Portugal and Canada; photographic products, industrial chemicals, and consumer electronics products from Japan; pasta from Italy and Turkey; textiles from Hong Kong; steel pipe and pipe-fittings from Malaysia and the Philippines; basic steel products from Germany; and wooden bedroom furniture, retail carrier bags, petroleum wax candles and off-the-road-tires from China.
He began his legal career as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Customs Section, and was a commercial litigation partner with a major American law firm specializing in trade regulation matters before joining the Firm in 1988.