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Steve Jones has represented clients in international trade investigations and related dispute settlement under domestic and international law since 1990. A partner in our International Trade practice since 2000, Steve led the team from 2005 to 2012.

With almost three decades of experience in international trade matters, Steve represents U.S. industrial and agricultural clients in trade remedy proceedings, particularly anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, reviews and litigation. He also advises clients on dispute settlement proceedings related to the North American Free Trade Agreement and in the World Trade Organization.

Steve regularly appears 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.

In addition, Steve counsels U.S. importers on compliance with U.S. customs laws, including internal investigations, audits, compliance and penalty proceedings. He also advises clients on the customs provisions of NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and conducts international trade due diligence in connection with corporate transactions and public disclosures.

Active in pro bono work, Steve has represented U.S. workers denied trade adjustment assistance benefits and refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

Chambers USA 2016 noted that sources appreciate Steve's "wealth of experience in the area," adding, "he knows many of the judges, and that helps to give the client an understanding of how to evaluate different courses of action."

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Credentials

B.A., Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude

J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude

M.Sc., Georgetown University, with honors

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

District of Columbia

American Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

Individual Recognition


Chambers USA, 2016

International Trade and Finance Law


The Best Lawyers in America, 2008–2016

Individual Recognition


Legal 500 U.S., 2014–2016

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


2013–2016

Trade and Customs


Who's Who Legal, 2015

Matters

Represented AK Steel Corporation in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of corrosion-resistant steel, cold-rolled steel and hot-rolled steel from various countries. AD and CVD orders were imposed in 2016.

Represented US Magnesium in five-year reviews of AD duty orders on pure, alloy and granular magnesium from China. The alloy and pure orders were continued in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and a review of the granular order will commence in 2017.

Represented Verso Paper, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated in sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on Certain Coated Paper from China and Indonesia. All orders were continued in 2016.

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Represented AK Steel Corporation in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of corrosion-resistant steel, cold-rolled steel and hot-rolled steel from various countries. AD and CVD orders were imposed in 2016.

Represented US Magnesium in five-year reviews of AD duty orders on pure, alloy and granular magnesium from China. The alloy and pure orders were continued in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and a review of the granular order will commence in 2017.

Represented Verso Paper, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated in sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on Certain Coated Paper from China and Indonesia. All orders were continued in 2016.

Represented Domtar Corporation, Finch Paper and Glatfelter in AD and CVD investigations of Certain Uncoated Paper from various countries. Orders on imports from all countries under investigation were imposed in 2016.

Represented the domestic industry in the original investigation and in each five-year review of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture from China. As a result of the most recent five-year review, the order was continued in 2016.

Represented Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and Tate & Lyle Ingredients North America in the first five-year year of the AD and CVD orders on citric acid from China and the AD order on citric acid from Canada. All orders were continued in 2015.

Represented Novolex, Superbag, Unistar, Roplast and Command Packaging in the five-year reviews of the AD orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from various countries. All orders were continued in 2015.

Representing Verso Paper in proceedings before the Department of Commerce, a NAFTA binational panel and in support of the U.S. government in WTO dispute settlement against Canada involving the CVD order on imports of supercalendered paper from Canada. The CVD order was imposed in 2015.

Represented Terphane, Inc. and Terphane Ltda., subsidiaries of Tredegar Corporation, in connection with the AD order on imports of PET film from Brazil. We assisted Terphane in achieving revocation of the order in 2015 pursuant to a five-year review, and, in 2016, we successfully opposed requests to remove duty-free benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences from imports of PET film from Brazil.

Represented AK Steel in the AD and CVD investigations of non-oriented electrical steel from various countries. Orders were imposed in 2014.

Lead counsel to the aluminum extrusion industry in an AD investigation of imports from China. An order was imposed in 2011.

Matters

Represented AK Steel Corporation in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of corrosion-resistant steel, cold-rolled steel and hot-rolled steel from various countries. AD and CVD orders were imposed in 2016.

Represented US Magnesium in five-year reviews of AD duty orders on pure, alloy and granular magnesium from China. The alloy and pure orders were continued in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and a review of the granular order will commence in 2017.

Represented Verso Paper, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated in sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on Certain Coated Paper from China and Indonesia. All orders were continued in 2016.

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Matters

Represented AK Steel Corporation in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of corrosion-resistant steel, cold-rolled steel and hot-rolled steel from various countries. AD and CVD orders were imposed in 2016.

Represented US Magnesium in five-year reviews of AD duty orders on pure, alloy and granular magnesium from China. The alloy and pure orders were continued in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and a review of the granular order will commence in 2017.

Represented Verso Paper, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated in sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on Certain Coated Paper from China and Indonesia. All orders were continued in 2016.

Represented Domtar Corporation, Finch Paper and Glatfelter in AD and CVD investigations of Certain Uncoated Paper from various countries. Orders on imports from all countries under investigation were imposed in 2016.

Represented the domestic industry in the original investigation and in each five-year review of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture from China. As a result of the most recent five-year review, the order was continued in 2016.

Represented Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and Tate & Lyle Ingredients North America in the first five-year year of the AD and CVD orders on citric acid from China and the AD order on citric acid from Canada. All orders were continued in 2015.

Represented Novolex, Superbag, Unistar, Roplast and Command Packaging in the five-year reviews of the AD orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from various countries. All orders were continued in 2015.

Representing Verso Paper in proceedings before the Department of Commerce, a NAFTA binational panel and in support of the U.S. government in WTO dispute settlement against Canada involving the CVD order on imports of supercalendered paper from Canada. The CVD order was imposed in 2015.

Represented Terphane, Inc. and Terphane Ltda., subsidiaries of Tredegar Corporation, in connection with the AD order on imports of PET film from Brazil. We assisted Terphane in achieving revocation of the order in 2015 pursuant to a five-year review, and, in 2016, we successfully opposed requests to remove duty-free benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences from imports of PET film from Brazil.

Represented AK Steel in the AD and CVD investigations of non-oriented electrical steel from various countries. Orders were imposed in 2014.

Lead counsel to the aluminum extrusion industry in an AD investigation of imports from China. An order was imposed in 2011.

Credentials

B.A., Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude

J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude

M.Sc., Georgetown University, with honors

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

District of Columbia

American Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

Individual Recognition


Chambers USA, 2016

International Trade and Finance Law


The Best Lawyers in America, 2008–2016

Individual Recognition


Legal 500 U.S., 2014–2016

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


2013–2016

Trade and Customs


Who's Who Legal, 2015