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Michael Taylor leads the Customs practice for King & Spalding's International Trade Team.  He specializes in complex customs matters, international shipping matters, and trade remedy (anti-dumping and countervailing duty) litigation.  Mike represents U.S. companies and manufacturers in a range of trade-related regulatory, customs, and Homeland Security matters.

With respect to customs compliance and Homeland Security matters, Mike advises clients in a number of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, textiles, agriculture, aerospace, energy, and consumer products. Mike assists clients with government investigations, customs audits, internal compliance investigations, prior disclosures, and penalty mitigation concerning import discrepancies; obtaining customs rulings; developing logistics and trade compliance programs; and assessing the trade-related aspects of international mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on trading implications of government procurement provisions like the Buy American Act.

On the trade remedy front, Mike represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings.  

Mike appears on behalf of clients before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Binational Panels established under free trade agreements, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also routinely interacts with U.S. border agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Agriculture.

Mike is a regular author and speaker on trade and related topics.

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Credentials

LL.M., Georgetown University, with distinction

J.D., The University of Alabama, magna cum laude

B.A., Duke University

Alabama

District of Columbia

Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

American Bar Association

Customs International Trade Bar Association

Maritime Law Association of the United States

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

Ranked Lawyer: International Trade—U.S. Customs


Chambers Global and Chambers USA

"He is thoughtful, thorough and exceptionally knowledgeable and deliberate in his handling of client matters."


Chambers USA Nationwide: International Trade-Customs (2021)

Key Partner for King & Spalding


Legal 500: International Trade

Key Partner for King & Spalding's Trade Practice


Latin Lawyer 250

Top Rated International Lawyer: Washington, D.C.


Super Lawyers

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Recognition

Ranked Lawyer: International Trade—U.S. Customs


Chambers Global and Chambers USA

"He is thoughtful, thorough and exceptionally knowledgeable and deliberate in his handling of client matters."


Chambers USA Nationwide: International Trade-Customs (2021)

Key Partner for King & Spalding


Legal 500: International Trade

Key Partner for King & Spalding's Trade Practice


Latin Lawyer 250

Top Rated International Lawyer: Washington, D.C.


Super Lawyers

Matters

Represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For example, Mike has represented manufacturers in proceedings involving Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China; PET Film from Brazil and China; Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China and Mexico; Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam; Pipe Fittings from China; Off-the-Road Tires from China; and Gray Portland Cement from Mexico.

Represents clients in complex trade compliance matters before the border agencies concerning import violations, classification, valuation declarations and origin determinations.

Routinely supports clients’ import activities by assisting with regulatory compliance assessments, prior disclosures, the development and implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures, and the treatment of specific entry-related questions.

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Represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For example, Mike has represented manufacturers in proceedings involving Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China; PET Film from Brazil and China; Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China and Mexico; Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam; Pipe Fittings from China; Off-the-Road Tires from China; and Gray Portland Cement from Mexico.

Represents clients in complex trade compliance matters before the border agencies concerning import violations, classification, valuation declarations and origin determinations.

Routinely supports clients’ import activities by assisting with regulatory compliance assessments, prior disclosures, the development and implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures, and the treatment of specific entry-related questions.

Counseled multiple clients on country-of-origin claims and product marking, including the representation of clients in civil litigation involving damages claims arising from reliance on certificates of origin.

Matters

Represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For example, Mike has represented manufacturers in proceedings involving Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China; PET Film from Brazil and China; Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China and Mexico; Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam; Pipe Fittings from China; Off-the-Road Tires from China; and Gray Portland Cement from Mexico.

Represents clients in complex trade compliance matters before the border agencies concerning import violations, classification, valuation declarations and origin determinations.

Routinely supports clients’ import activities by assisting with regulatory compliance assessments, prior disclosures, the development and implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures, and the treatment of specific entry-related questions.

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Matters

Represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For example, Mike has represented manufacturers in proceedings involving Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China; PET Film from Brazil and China; Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China and Mexico; Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam; Pipe Fittings from China; Off-the-Road Tires from China; and Gray Portland Cement from Mexico.

Represents clients in complex trade compliance matters before the border agencies concerning import violations, classification, valuation declarations and origin determinations.

Routinely supports clients’ import activities by assisting with regulatory compliance assessments, prior disclosures, the development and implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures, and the treatment of specific entry-related questions.

Counseled multiple clients on country-of-origin claims and product marking, including the representation of clients in civil litigation involving damages claims arising from reliance on certificates of origin.

Credentials

LL.M., Georgetown University, with distinction

J.D., The University of Alabama, magna cum laude

B.A., Duke University

Alabama

District of Columbia

Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

American Bar Association

Customs International Trade Bar Association

Maritime Law Association of the United States

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

Ranked Lawyer: International Trade—U.S. Customs


Chambers Global and Chambers USA

"He is thoughtful, thorough and exceptionally knowledgeable and deliberate in his handling of client matters."


Chambers USA Nationwide: International Trade-Customs (2021)

Key Partner for King & Spalding


Legal 500: International Trade

Key Partner for King & Spalding's Trade Practice


Latin Lawyer 250

Top Rated International Lawyer: Washington, D.C.


Super Lawyers

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Recognition

Ranked Lawyer: International Trade—U.S. Customs


Chambers Global and Chambers USA

"He is thoughtful, thorough and exceptionally knowledgeable and deliberate in his handling of client matters."


Chambers USA Nationwide: International Trade-Customs (2021)

Key Partner for King & Spalding


Legal 500: International Trade

Key Partner for King & Spalding's Trade Practice


Latin Lawyer 250

Top Rated International Lawyer: Washington, D.C.


Super Lawyers