Michael S. Holton


Michael Holton is an Associate in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. Michael 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. His experiences include representing foreign governments, foreign manufacturers, domestic manufacturers and U.S importers in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 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 Tarde Administration. Michael has lead numerous AD/CVD investigations and reviews for market and non-market economies from countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. In addition, he has advised senior officials from the Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative in connection with the imposition of tariffs and drafted exclusionary language for the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Annex as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce section 201steel safeguards exclusion team.



District of Columbia (2009)

Commonwealth of Virginia (2001)


U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (2013)

U.S. Court of International Trade (2009)


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2001

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Symposium Editor, 2000-2001, Associate Editor, 1999-2000

B.S., University of Utah, 1998