Max Schutzman, who co-chairs the firm’s trade practice from New York, focuses his practice on antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade law remedies. He has successfully represented multinational clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission in complex antidumping duty investigations and administrative reviews over a more than 40-year career, including those covering Photographic Color Paper from Japan, Calcium Hypochlorite from Japan, Antifriction Bearings from Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, Diamond Sawblades from Korea and China, Tapered Roller Bearings from Korea, Non-Egg Dried Pasta from Italy, Fresh and Peeled Garlic from China, High Pressure Steel Cylinders from China, Certain Steel Nails from Taiwan, Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerant Chemicals, Blends and Components from China, Fabricated Steel Structures from China, Passenger and Light Vehicle Tires from China, and Truck and Bus Tires from China.
Notably, Max has successfully represented foreign exporters and U.S. importers in other recent Commerce Department anti-circumvention proceedings. These include Carbon Steel Buttweld Pipe Fittings from China, and Hydrofluorocarbon components from China, including R-32 and R-125.
Moreover, he has achieved scope exclusions in a number of relatively recent matters, involving Aluminum Extrusions from China, Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico, Steel Threaded Rod from China, and Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene from Italy.
Max also has extensive litigation experience, has appeared in over 100 reported court decisions, and has argued multiple cases and appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other courts. He is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of Justice, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal and Second Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Easter Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice by the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, and has received Martindale–Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in recognition of his legal ability and ethical standards each year for the past 35 years.
Max has vast and wide representation experience. He was the lead counsel for major German, Italian and UK producers of antifriction bearings, including ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings and plain bearings, in the original antidumping investigation through 23 annual administrative reviews, until the orders were revoked. Max was lead counsel for a principal Korean producer of Diamond Sawblades in antidumping proceedings wherein the order was revoked after two administrative reviews and successfully concluded a Commerce Department fraud investigation. Max was the co-lead counsel for a major Taiwanese steel nails producer in the original antidumping investigation and multiple administrative reviews, and he successfully litigated an adverse facts available finding resulting in a reduction of a 78.17% antidumping margin to zero. Max was also the lead counsel in a Commerce Department anti-circumvention investigation of Hydrofluorocarbon Components from China, which resulted in a negative finding of circumvention, based upon the first and only intervention by the U.S. International Trade Commission in a Commerce Department anti-circumvention investigation. Notably, Max was lead counsel for a major Korean tapered roller bearings producer in antidumping investigation resulting in a negative injury determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission and no dumping order being issued.