Steve Jones has been a partner in King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C. office since 2000 and has practiced international trade law since 1990. He served as chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group from 2005 to 2012.
Mr. Jones represents domestic industries (petitioners) in trade remedy proceedings, particularly antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative reviews, and appellate litigation. He appears regularly before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and NAFTA dispute settlement panels. He also advises clients on dispute settlement proceedings in the WTO.
Examples of Mr. Jones’s experience on behalf of domestic industries include the following U.S. cases:
- Corrosion-Resistant Steel, Cold-Rolled Steel, and Hot Rolled Steel (petitions filed during the summer of 2015)
- Coated Free Sheet Paper (first-ever application of the countervailing duty law to imports from China in 2007)
- Wooden Bedroom Furniture (largest antidumping case ever against imports from China when filed in 2003)
- Magnesium Metal from Russia (first-ever market economy antidumping case against imports from Russia)
In addition to antidumping and countervailing duty litigation, Mr. Jones also counsels U.S. importers on compliance with U.S. customs laws, including internal investigations, audits, compliance programs, and penalty proceedings, and he advises clients on the customs provisions of NAFTA and other free trade agreements. He also regularly conducts international trade due diligence in connection with corporate transactions and public disclosures. Mr. Jones has been active in pro bono work, representing U.S. workers denied trade adjustment assistance benefits and refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
The author of “Evaluating an Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Case,” a chapter of Inside the Minds: International Trade Law Best Practices (Aspatore Books: 2006), Mr. Jones was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2008-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of International Trade and Finance Law. He was also individually recognized and “highly recommended” in Legal 500: US guide, named a Washington, DC “Super Lawyer” in 2013-2015, and included in Who’s Who Legal for Trade and Customs in 2015.
Mr. Jones is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and is admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Author, “Evaluating an Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Case,” Inside the Minds: International Trade Law Best Practices (Aspatore Books: 2006)
Awards & Recognition
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America guide, 2008-2016
- Selected as a Washington DC “Super Lawyer,” in 2013-2015
- Included in Who’s Who Legal for Trade and Customs in 2015