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Patrick Togni is an associate in the firm’s International Trade practice. He represents clients in international trade law matters, including trade remedy proceedings and related appeals, customs compliance, and export controls. Patrick also represents clients in regulatory and policy matters relating to unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”)/drones. Patrick is resident in both the Washington, D.C. and Charlotte offices.

Patrick has argued cases before administrative agencies, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and he has appeared in NAFTA Chapter 19 binational panel reviews. Patrick’s customs practice includes regulatory compliance matters such as prior disclosures and focused assessment (audit) proceedings before U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Patrick’s export controls practice includes regulatory counsel and frequent collaborations with the firm’s Government and Internal Investigations practice on internal investigations and responses to government information requests (e.g., summons). He 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. Patrick’s practice also involves the provision of counsel to clients on legislative and policy matters, where he draws upon his time as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.

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

Publications

  • 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.

Recognition

  • Member of practice group that received Chambers USA International Trade Team of the Year in 2015.
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Credentials

B.A., Binghamton University, cum laude

J.D., American University, cum laude

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

District of Columbia

North Carolina

Virginia

Matters

Advised energy services company in implementation of UAV policies and procedures.

Representing U.S. paper industry in an inquiry of whether certain imports are circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

Advising multinational biotechnology company in international commercial matters.

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Advised energy services company in implementation of UAV policies and procedures.

Representing U.S. paper industry in an inquiry of whether certain imports are circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

Advising multinational biotechnology company in international commercial matters.

Represented 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 North Carolina state court motions practice regarding a determination of probable chronological age in the absence of an official birth certificate.

Representing healthcare and technology clients in Federal Supply Schedule and Trade Agreements Act compliance.

Represented agricultural trade association in customs and tariff matters.

Argued 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.

Performed pro bono research on behalf of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission.

Insights

Client Alert

July 19, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation: Status Update

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Matters

Advised energy services company in implementation of UAV policies and procedures.

Representing U.S. paper industry in an inquiry of whether certain imports are circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

Advising multinational biotechnology company in international commercial matters.

See more
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Matters

Advised energy services company in implementation of UAV policies and procedures.

Representing U.S. paper industry in an inquiry of whether certain imports are circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

Advising multinational biotechnology company in international commercial matters.

Represented 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 North Carolina state court motions practice regarding a determination of probable chronological age in the absence of an official birth certificate.

Representing healthcare and technology clients in Federal Supply Schedule and Trade Agreements Act compliance.

Represented agricultural trade association in customs and tariff matters.

Argued 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.

Performed pro bono research on behalf of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission.

Insights

Client Alert

July 19, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation: Status Update

View all

Credentials

B.A., Binghamton University, cum laude

J.D., American University, cum laude

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

District of Columbia

North Carolina

Virginia