Bruce M. Mitchell, with a legal career spanning more than 45 years, heads the firm’s trade practice. After leaving the U.S. Department of Justice in 1978, where he acted as a trial attorney in customs and trade cases for three years, Mr. Mitchell went into private practice and began representing clients in proceedings under the U.S. trade laws, defending the interests of multinational companies, foreign industries, U.S. importers and trade associations. Mr. Mitchell has been lead-counsel to respondents in many high visibility trade remedy proceedings, before both federal administrative agencies and U.S. Courts, representing clients involved in diverse industrial and commercial sectors, including, steel, chemicals, agriculture, food products, machinery and equipment, tools, electronics, energy and consumer goods.
Mr. Mitchell is known for his innovative solutions to complex problems and is widely recognized as one of the leading and most successful trade lawyers in the U.S. His clients have been based throughout the world. In the People’s Republic of China, he has been involved as counsel for MOFCOM and has routinely provided counsel to MOFCOM on a variety of trade issues, including preparation of comments on U.S. Department of Commerce policy changes. Mr. Mitchell has significant experience in all aspects of trade remedies, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and administrative reviews, anti-circumvention inquiries, scope proceedings and transshipment investigations. He practices regularly before the federal trade agencies that administer the trade laws of the United States including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Homeland Security). He is an experienced litigator in the U.S. Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Mitchell is the recipient of the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
Mr. Mitchell is the author of “Basic Aspects of the US Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws,” German-American Trade News (1983) and the co-author of “Judicial Review of US International Trade and Customs Law Determinations: The Customs Court Act of 1980,” Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 9, No. 5 (1981).
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
Forced Labor Exclusions: UFLPA
Foreign Trade Zones and Bonded Warehouses
Legislation and Trade Policy Decisions
Material Injury Investigations at the USITC
Penalties, Seizures and Investigations
Quotas and Import Restrictions
Scope / Anticircumvention Inquiries
The Enforce and Protect Act
Trade Remedies: Sections 201, 232 and 301