Andrew Schutz, is the resident partner in the Milwaukee office. After graduating from American University, the Washington College of Law, in 2005, Andrew practiced general state and federal court litigation for two years before joining the firm’s New York Office in 2007. Andrew opened the firm’s Milwaukee office in 2012. For the last fifteen years, Andrew’s practice has focused exclusively on customs and international trade matters.
Andrew provides strategic advice and representation to foreign manufacturers, importers, foreign governments and trade associations before the DOC, USITC and CBP in complex customs and trade cases. Andrew focuses on trade remedy proceedings (antidumping, countervailing duty, 301, 201, safeguard, etc.) and is one of the leading U.S. experts in defending foreign producers/exporters and foreign governments in U.S. countervailing duty proceedings. Andrew has been lead or co-lead attorney for every CVD case the firm has handled since 2007, including cases against China, Vietnam, India, Turkey, and Taiwan. Andrew also focuses on fraud, scope and anti-circumvention investigations before the DOC arising out of AD/CVD and U.S customs issues.
Andrew’s practice includes significant and complex trade litigation in front of the CIT and the CAFC. Andrew frequently challenges DOC AD and CVD cases before these courts on behalf of foreign producers/exporters and U.S. importers. Andrew is involved in virtually all of the firm’s trade litigation and provides key strategic insight and planning to those cases he is not directly litigating.
Andrew also counsels U.S. importers on U.S. customs issues. This includes Section 301 issues, Section 232 issues, country of origin, seizures and other penalty notices, among other issues.
Andrew lectures frequently on customs and trade matters before industry associations and local universities and colleges.
Andrew has acted as lead counsel and co-counsel in significant cases and investigations that have had lasting impact. Andrew was lead counsel on a case representing a major US importer where he obtained a no injury finding at the ITC in Freight Coupler Systems from China. Andrew was lead counsel in a CVD investigation on Steel Nails from Taiwan that resulted in a negative subsidy finding for a major nail exporter. Andrew was also lead counsel in a CVD investigation on Vertical Shaft Engines from China representing the largest engine producer in China. Andrew was lead counsel representing a major U.S. importer in the DOC’s anticircumvention investigation of butt-weld pipe fittings exported from China to Malaysia. In this case, Andrew obtained a finding of no circumvention for this client.
Andrew was lead counsel representing mandatory respondent foreign manufacturers/exporters in CVD cases against China, Vietnam, Turkey and India. The cases against China involved vertical shaft engines, R-125, R-134a, truck and bus tires, passenger vehicle and light truck tires, off-the-road tires, shrimp, biaxial geogrids, front seating valves, oil country tubular goods, utility scale wind towers, steel wire, wire rod, high pressure steel cylinders, fabricated steel structures, multilayered wood flooring and plywood. The cases against Vietnam involved passenger vehicle and light truck tires, and utility scale wind towers. The case against Turkey involved a concrete reinforcing bar. The case against Taiwan involved steel nails and the case against India involved cold dawn mechanical pipe.
Andrew has acted as lead counsel representing foreign governments in over thirty-five DOC CVD proceedings. As co-lead counsel a zero percent AD rate for a major apple juice producer in China was obtained. Andrew has acted as co-counsel before the USITC representing coalitions of Chinese manufacturers, Chinese exporters and U.S. importers in material injury investigations on passenger and light truck tires, truck and bus tires, steel nails, freight rail couplers, and R-125.
Notably, Andrew was lead counsel in Guizhou Tyre v. US and obtained a landmark reversal of the DOC’s subsidy finding for China’s Export Buyer’s Credit program. This benefited, and continues to benefit every U.S. CVD case against China. Andrew was co-lead counsel in the CAFC case Mid Continent v. United States and obtained a reversal of DOC’s targeted dumping finding for a major Taiwanese nail producer. Andrew was lead counsel in Can Tho Import-Export Joint Stock Company v. United States, and obtained a reversal of the DOC’s separate rate finding for a Vietnamese exporter.
ADD/CVD Investigations and Annual Reviews at the DOC
ADD/CVD Litigation in the CIT and CAFC
Forced Labor Exclusions: UFLPA
Material Injury Investigations at the USITC
Penalties, Seizures and Investigations
Scope / Anticircumvention Inquiries
The Enforce and Protect Act
Trade Remedies: Sections 201, 232 and 301