Patrick J Togni (Pat)


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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 represents clients in international trade law matters, including trade remedy proceedings and related appeals, customs compliance, and export controls.  Mr. Togni also represents clients in regulatory and policy matters relating to unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”)/drones, and is involved with the Next-Gen Air Transportation Consortium at North Carolina State University.  Mr. Togni is resident in both the Washington and Charlotte offices.

Mr. Togni has argued cases before administrative agencies, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and he has appeared in NAFTA Chapter 19 binational panel reviews.  Mr. Togni’s customs practice includes regulatory compliance matters such as prior disclosures and focused assessment (audit) proceedings before U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Mr. Togni’s export controls practice includes regulatory counsel and frequent collaborations with the firm’s Special Matters Practice Group on internal investigations and responses to government information requests (e.g., summons).  Mr. Togni also has litigated cases in state and federal courts around the country, and has appeared in several intellectual property litigation proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  Mr. Togni’s practice also involves the provision of counsel to clients on legislative and policy matters.

Mr. Togni is a frequent author of client alerts and legal articles on relevant topics which are regularly selected for publication by Lexology.  Mr. Togni speaks on trade and UAV-related issues regularly.

Representative Experience

  • Representing energy services company in implementation of UAV policies and procedures.

  • Advising multinational biotechnology company in international commercial matters.

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

  • Advising clients regarding Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process.

  • Advising multinational skincare company regarding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

  • 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 agricultural trade association in customs and tariff matters.

  • Arguing appeals in China subsidy proceedings on behalf of the domestic citric acid industry.

  • Advising international oil and gas company on UAV procurement matters.

  • Advising U.S. manufacturers on federal procurement matters such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Iron & Steel Requirement.


  • 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 Chambers USA International Trade Team of the Year in 2015.
Customs and Intl Trade Bar Assn
North Carolina Bar Association, International Law and Military & Veterans Affairs Sections Member

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