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Gil Kaplan focuses on international trade cases and trade policy issues. As a partner in our International Trade practice, Gil represents clients in a wide range of trade matters.



Gil represents clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, National Security (232) and Section 337 (intellectual property infringement) cases. He advises on trade policy, and on trade negotiations such as those involving the World Trade Organization and international anti-subsidy agreements. Gil filed and prosecuted the first successful countervailing duty case ever against China in 2007.

Gil writes frequently on trade and manufacturing topics in numerous publication, both in the U.S. and overseas, including The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. He served as the first President of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws, an organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the U.S. trade remedy laws. He is the co-founder of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, the first and only university program in the country focusing on which public policy steps should be taken to revitalize U.S. manufacturing. He is also the founder of the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing.

Gil previously served in several senior U.S. governmental positions. At the U.S. Department of Commerce, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary and the first Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration and supervised over 500 trade remedy cases. He also oversaw the foreign trade zones program and supervised the Office of Industrial Resource Administration, which develops and implements programs that ensure the availability of industrial resources for peacetime and emergency needs. He was a principal spokesman for the Administration on congressional issues relating to dumping, countervailing duty and National Security import relief (Section 232) laws. While at the Department of Commerce, Gil supervised the President’s steel program, the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Canada agreement on lumber and the machine tool program.

Gil has been recognized by Chambers for expertise in International Trade every year since 2004.

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Credentials

A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude

J.D., Harvard University, cum laude

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of International Trade

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Expertise in International Trade


Chambers, 2004–Present

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Credentials

A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude

J.D., Harvard University, cum laude

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of International Trade

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Expertise in International Trade


Chambers, 2004–Present