Max F. Schutzman


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.



"A Looming Dumping Duty Liability for Unwary Importers," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Volume II, No. 5 (2003)

"U.S. Antidumping Practice - The Enigma of the Lonely Reseller," International Trade Law & Regulation, Issue 2 (1999)

"Conflicting Rulings Confuse Law on Gray Market," Legal Times (1986)


American Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

New York State Bar Association


US Court of International Trade (1974)

US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1975)

US District Courts for the District of New Jersey (1975)

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1975)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1982)

US Supreme Court (1985)

US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1995


New York (1974)

New Jersey (1975)


Brooklyn Law School J.D. (1973)

Queens College of the City University of New York B.A. (1968)