GDLSK

Richard M. Wortman

PARTNER

Richard Wortman manages the Los Angeles office. His practice is focused on import and export trade law, trade regulations and customs law, regulatory law and transportation law. He has represented clients before US Customs and Border Protection on a variety of issues including the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, focused assessments and averting penalties. He also regularly appears before other government agencies with responsibilities over import and export transactions. Richard helps companies implement duty savings strategies and internal compliance programs. Richard has lectured extensively on issues pertaining to import and export law on behalf of various organizations. He has also taught import and export trade law to both industry and Customs brokerage associations.

EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR

Book Review, "19 Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law," 469 (1987)

Reviewing Welt, "Trade Without Money Barter and Countertrade," (1984)

Case Comment, "Stone Walling By Hospital Unions Must End When Hospital Cannot Raise Wages: N.L.R.B. v. St. Joseph's Hospital," 4 Health Matrix 68 (1986)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

California Fashion Association

Northern Border Customs Brokers Association

Foreign Trade Association of Southern California

Provisors

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

California Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Customs and International Trade Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Customs Law Committee

LA Bar Customs Committee, Past Chair

New York County Lawyers

American Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS

US Court of International Trade

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

US Supreme Court

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS

New York (1988)

California (2004)

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University J.D. (1987)

Boston University B.A. cum laude (1980)