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Patrick Togni

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Mr. Togni is an associate in the firm’s International Trade and Litigation Practice Group.  Mr. Togni assists clients in all aspects of international trade law, and has developed substantial experience in trade remedy proceedings, litigation, and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Togni is resident in both the Washington and Charlotte offices.

Mr. Togni has also litigated cases in state and federal courts around the country, and has represented complainants and respondents in intellectual property litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission in matters affecting a broad array of industries including consumer electronics, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. 

Mr. Togni’s practice also involves the provision of counsel to clients on legislative and policy matters.  In addition, Mr. Togni is a frequent author of client alerts and legal articles on relevant topics which are regularly selected for publication by Lexology.

Representative Experience

  • Representing North Carolina-based manufacturer in focused assessment conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • Representing global logistics provider in compliance matters.

  • Represented pro bono international adoption client in motions practice before the North Carolina District Court in Durham County in a case that will be instructive in other proceedings involving sub-Saharan Africa and other countries where accurate and timely registration of births is rare.

  • Represented healthcare clients in Federal Supply Schedule and Trade Agreements Act compliance.

  • Representing skincare manufacturer in global business transactions and compliance.

  • Advising specialty chemical company with U.S. Customs and Border Protection tariff classification ruling request.

  • Advising Fortune 500 company regarding tariff classification matter.

  • Representing U.S. citric acid industry in ongoing agency proceeding and appellate litigation regarding subsidized Chinese imports.


  • United States Trade Remedies, The International Trade Law Review (Oct. 2015), with J. Michael Taylor, Joseph A. Laroski Jr., Joshua M. Snead, Clinton R. Long, and Elizabeth E. Owerbach.

  • A Primer on U.S. APO Practice and Procedure in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, Global Trade and Customs Journal Special Issue Article (Jun. 2014).

  • Sellers Beware: What Pharmaceutical and Biologics Manufacturers Selling Products on the Federal Supply Schedule Should Know About The Trade Agreements Act, Food and Drug Law Institute Update (Jan./Feb. 2013), with J. Michael Taylor and Elizabeth F. Gluck.

  • Are You There, America?  It’s Me, Section 421, Global Trade and Customs Journal (Apr. 2012).

  • Intellectual Property Counseling And Litigation, Chapter 106 - Practice At The International Trade Commission, Matthew Bender & Co. (2010), contributing author.

  • Really Lost In Translation:  Court-Appointed Translators Can Make Or Break An Asylum Case, Legal Times (Aug. 7, 2006), with Barbara Johnson.

Awards & Recognition

  • Member of practice group that received Law360 International Trade Practice Group of the year in 2011.
Customs and Intl Trade Bar Assn
North Carolina Bar Association

J.D., cum laude, American University
B.A., cum laude, Binghamton University

District of Columbia
North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia