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Jeff Telep focuses on the litigation of high-profile international trade disputes and is the head of King & Spalding’s Section 337 practice at the U.S. International Trade Commission.  He also represents clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards investigations at the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce; Section 232 investigations at the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security; Customs civil penalty investigations,  prior disclosures, and seizure and forfeiture matters; Section 301 investigations at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office; international trade litigation at the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court; other commercial litigation and arbitration; and international trade compliance matters.  Jeff is a Past President of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association (2019), the premier association of Section 337 trial lawyers and is the co-chair of the judicial nominations committee of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association.

With more than 25 years of experience, Jeff is the head of King & Spalding’s Section 337 practice at the U.S. International Trade Commission.  He also represents clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards investigations at the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce; Section 232 investigations at the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security; Customs civil penalty investigations, prior disclosures, and seizure and forfeiture matters; Section 301 investigations at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office; international trade litigation at the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court; other commercial litigation and arbitration; and international trade compliance matters.  Jeff has represented clients in multiple industries, including semiconductors, telecommunications equipment, RFID devices, smart thermostats, LiDAR devices, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, optical devices, automotive, and other consumer and industrial goods. 

Jeff also counsels clients on international trade regulatory matters, including Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions matters, Customs and foreign trade zone issues, and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues.

Jeff has been rated in 2020-2022 by Chambers and Legal 500 for his expertise in Section 337 investigations, has been rated for multiple years by Best Lawyers in America for International Trade and Finance, and has been a Washington, D.C. Superlawyer since 2015.  Client and peer reviews in Chambers say Jeff’s “mastery at grasping the facts and issues of our complex case, crafting persuasive pleadings and explaining the reasoning behind various arguments rooted in law is unmatched.  Jeff is knowledgeable, prepared, personable and incredibly responsive.”  

Jeff is on Georgetown University's International Trade Update Advisory Board and served for three years on Law360’s Advisory Board for Intellectual Property to advise on developments under Section 337 of the Tariff Act.  He was appointed by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade to the Court’s Rules Advisory Committee for two consecutive five-year terms (2008-2018).  Jeff also is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Danish Business Council.

Previously, Jeff spent six years as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. During his tenure, he was lead counsel in more than 75 international trade disputes.  He started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Central Florida, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

Florida

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of International Trade

Judicial Clerk, Hon. G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University International Trade Update CLE Seminar

American Danish Business Council

Customs and International Trade Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, Immediate Past President

U.S. Court of International Trade Rules Advisory Committee (2008-2018)

Spanish

“One of the smartest ITC practitioners in the industry.”


LEGAL 500 2022

"He knows his ITC subject matter, has a very deliberate manner and is a cool head under fire."


Chambers USA 2021

"Knowledgeable and perceptive attorney who has the ability to understand needs and find subtle solutions to problems."


Chambers 2020

International Trade and Finance Law


Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers, 2015–2020

AV Preeminent (highest rating): International Trade, Patents & Antitrust and Trade Regulation


Martindale Hubbell

“Highly experienced with intellectual property cases before the ITC.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“A first-rate, highly regarded international trade litigator.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“Extremely knowledgeable and quick on his feet”; “a real asset to any client.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award


1992, 1994 and 1996

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Recognition

“One of the smartest ITC practitioners in the industry.”


LEGAL 500 2022

"He knows his ITC subject matter, has a very deliberate manner and is a cool head under fire."


Chambers USA 2021

"Knowledgeable and perceptive attorney who has the ability to understand needs and find subtle solutions to problems."


Chambers 2020

International Trade and Finance Law


Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers, 2015–2020

AV Preeminent (highest rating): International Trade, Patents & Antitrust and Trade Regulation


Martindale Hubbell

“Highly experienced with intellectual property cases before the ITC.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“A first-rate, highly regarded international trade litigator.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“Extremely knowledgeable and quick on his feet”; “a real asset to any client.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award


1992, 1994 and 1996

Matters

Section 337 Investigations

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1298 (represents third parties Trive Capital Management and F5 Networks)

Certain Tunable Lenses, Inv. No. 337-TA-1282 (represented Complainant Holochip Corp.)

Certain Smart Theromstats and Load Control Switches, Inv. No. 337-TA-1277 (represents Complainant Causam Enterprises)

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Section 337 Investigations

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1298 (represents third parties Trive Capital Management and F5 Networks)

Certain Tunable Lenses, Inv. No. 337-TA-1282 (represented Complainant Holochip Corp.)

Certain Smart Theromstats and Load Control Switches, Inv. No. 337-TA-1277 (represents Complainant Causam Enterprises)

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1275 (represented Respondent F5 Networks)

Certain LiDAR Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1274 (represented Complainant Criterion Technologies)

Certain Photovoltaic Cells And Modules, Inv. No. 337-TA-1271 (represents Complainant Advanced Silicon Group Technologies)

Certain RFID Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1234 (represented Complainant Amtech Systems, LLC)

Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1196 (represents Complainant EMD Serono, Inc.)

Certain Lithium Ion Batteries, Inv. No. 337-TA-1159 (represented Respondent SK Innovations)

Certain Vehicle Security Remote And Convenience Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-1152 (represented Respondents Automotive Data Solutions and Firstech)

Certain Synthetically Produced, Predominently EPA Omega 3 Products In Ethyl Ester Or Re-Esterified Triglyceride Form, Docket No. 3247 (represented Complainant Amarin Pharmaceuticals)

Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles, Inv. No. 337-TA-1000 (represents Respondents Contixo Co. and ZTO Trading, Ltd.)

Certain Personal Transporters, Inv. No. 337-TA-935 (represents Respondents PowerUnion (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.; Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd.; and Ninebot, Inc.)

Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II, Inv. No. 337-TA-905 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills, Inv. No. 337-TA-895 (represented respondents W.C. Bradley Co. and Rankam Metal Products Manufactory Ltd., and Zhejiang Fudeer Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.)

Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets, and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof, and Associated Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-882 (represented Rhapsody International Inc.)

Certain Integrated Circuit Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-873 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-864 (represented Personal Communications Devices)

Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Inv. No. 337-TA-855 (represented Magnetic Component Engineering)

Certain CMOS Image Sensors, Inv. No. 337-TA-846 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Portable Communication Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-827 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-724 (represented Advanced Micro Devices)

Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-710 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors, Inv. No. 337-TA-707 (represented Infineon AG)

Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits, Inv. No. 337-TA-665 (represented Qimonda AG)

Certain Flash Memory Chips, Inv. No. 337-TA-664 (represented Spansion, Inc.)

Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization, Inv. No. 337-TA-648 (represented Qimonda AG)

Certain Nitrile Gloves, Inv. No. 337-TA-608 (represented Tillotson Corporation)

Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size, Inv. No. 337-TA-605 (represented Broadcom Corporation)

Certain Lighting Products, Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-594 (represented Cooper Lighting)

Other Litigation and Appeals
US Magnesium LLC v. United States, 839 F.3d 1023, (Fed. Cir. 2016) (represented US Magnesium in an appeal of the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade on a cost accounting issue).

InterDigital Communications, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 718 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (represented Hewlett-Packard in amicus brief in support of appellant on Section 337 domestic industry issue).

PSC VSMPO-Avisma v. United States, 688 F.3d 751 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (represented US Magnesium in an appeal that reversed the U.S. Court of International Trade’s antidumping decision on a cost accounting issue).

GPX Int’l Tire Corp. v. United States, 666 F.3d 732 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (represented Bridgestone Tire in challenge to the application of the countervailing duty law to non-market economy countries).

SKF USA, Inc. v. United States, 556 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (represented the American Furniture Manufacturers’ Committee in successful defense of the constitutionality of the Continued Dumping And Subsidy Offset Act).

Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance v. United States, 517 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (represented US Magnesium in arguing for the application of the Continued Dumping And Subsidy Offset Act to goods imported from NAFTA countries).

Magnola Metallurgy, Inc. v. United States, 508 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (represented US Magnesium in successful defense of Commerce Department’s countervailing duty determination on magnesium from Canada).

Norsk Hydro Canada, Inc. v. United States, 472 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (represented US Magnesium in successful challenge to the U.S. Court of International Trade’s decision requiring duty assessment set off in countervailing duty case on magnesium from Canada).

Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. v. United States, 424 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (represented Micron Technology in defense of the Commerce Department’s antidumping duty determination on DRAMs from Korea).

CEMEX, SA v. United States, 384 F.3d 1314 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (represented the Ad Hoc Committee of AZ-NM-TX-FL Producers of Gray Portland Cement in a challenge to customs’ interpretation of the deemed liquidation statute).

Matters

Section 337 Investigations

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1298 (represents third parties Trive Capital Management and F5 Networks)

Certain Tunable Lenses, Inv. No. 337-TA-1282 (represented Complainant Holochip Corp.)

Certain Smart Theromstats and Load Control Switches, Inv. No. 337-TA-1277 (represents Complainant Causam Enterprises)

See more
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Matters

Section 337 Investigations

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1298 (represents third parties Trive Capital Management and F5 Networks)

Certain Tunable Lenses, Inv. No. 337-TA-1282 (represented Complainant Holochip Corp.)

Certain Smart Theromstats and Load Control Switches, Inv. No. 337-TA-1277 (represents Complainant Causam Enterprises)

Certain Networking Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1275 (represented Respondent F5 Networks)

Certain LiDAR Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1274 (represented Complainant Criterion Technologies)

Certain Photovoltaic Cells And Modules, Inv. No. 337-TA-1271 (represents Complainant Advanced Silicon Group Technologies)

Certain RFID Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-1234 (represented Complainant Amtech Systems, LLC)

Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1196 (represents Complainant EMD Serono, Inc.)

Certain Lithium Ion Batteries, Inv. No. 337-TA-1159 (represented Respondent SK Innovations)

Certain Vehicle Security Remote And Convenience Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-1152 (represented Respondents Automotive Data Solutions and Firstech)

Certain Synthetically Produced, Predominently EPA Omega 3 Products In Ethyl Ester Or Re-Esterified Triglyceride Form, Docket No. 3247 (represented Complainant Amarin Pharmaceuticals)

Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles, Inv. No. 337-TA-1000 (represents Respondents Contixo Co. and ZTO Trading, Ltd.)

Certain Personal Transporters, Inv. No. 337-TA-935 (represents Respondents PowerUnion (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.; Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd.; and Ninebot, Inc.)

Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II, Inv. No. 337-TA-905 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills, Inv. No. 337-TA-895 (represented respondents W.C. Bradley Co. and Rankam Metal Products Manufactory Ltd., and Zhejiang Fudeer Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.)

Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets, and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof, and Associated Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-882 (represented Rhapsody International Inc.)

Certain Integrated Circuit Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-873 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-864 (represented Personal Communications Devices)

Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Inv. No. 337-TA-855 (represented Magnetic Component Engineering)

Certain CMOS Image Sensors, Inv. No. 337-TA-846 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Portable Communication Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-827 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-724 (represented Advanced Micro Devices)

Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-710 (represented Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp.)

Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors, Inv. No. 337-TA-707 (represented Infineon AG)

Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits, Inv. No. 337-TA-665 (represented Qimonda AG)

Certain Flash Memory Chips, Inv. No. 337-TA-664 (represented Spansion, Inc.)

Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization, Inv. No. 337-TA-648 (represented Qimonda AG)

Certain Nitrile Gloves, Inv. No. 337-TA-608 (represented Tillotson Corporation)

Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size, Inv. No. 337-TA-605 (represented Broadcom Corporation)

Certain Lighting Products, Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-594 (represented Cooper Lighting)

Other Litigation and Appeals
US Magnesium LLC v. United States, 839 F.3d 1023, (Fed. Cir. 2016) (represented US Magnesium in an appeal of the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade on a cost accounting issue).

InterDigital Communications, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 718 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (represented Hewlett-Packard in amicus brief in support of appellant on Section 337 domestic industry issue).

PSC VSMPO-Avisma v. United States, 688 F.3d 751 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (represented US Magnesium in an appeal that reversed the U.S. Court of International Trade’s antidumping decision on a cost accounting issue).

GPX Int’l Tire Corp. v. United States, 666 F.3d 732 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (represented Bridgestone Tire in challenge to the application of the countervailing duty law to non-market economy countries).

SKF USA, Inc. v. United States, 556 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (represented the American Furniture Manufacturers’ Committee in successful defense of the constitutionality of the Continued Dumping And Subsidy Offset Act).

Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance v. United States, 517 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (represented US Magnesium in arguing for the application of the Continued Dumping And Subsidy Offset Act to goods imported from NAFTA countries).

Magnola Metallurgy, Inc. v. United States, 508 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (represented US Magnesium in successful defense of Commerce Department’s countervailing duty determination on magnesium from Canada).

Norsk Hydro Canada, Inc. v. United States, 472 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (represented US Magnesium in successful challenge to the U.S. Court of International Trade’s decision requiring duty assessment set off in countervailing duty case on magnesium from Canada).

Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. v. United States, 424 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (represented Micron Technology in defense of the Commerce Department’s antidumping duty determination on DRAMs from Korea).

CEMEX, SA v. United States, 384 F.3d 1314 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (represented the Ad Hoc Committee of AZ-NM-TX-FL Producers of Gray Portland Cement in a challenge to customs’ interpretation of the deemed liquidation statute).

Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Central Florida, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

Florida

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of International Trade

Judicial Clerk, Hon. G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University International Trade Update CLE Seminar

American Danish Business Council

Customs and International Trade Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, Immediate Past President

U.S. Court of International Trade Rules Advisory Committee (2008-2018)

Spanish

“One of the smartest ITC practitioners in the industry.”


LEGAL 500 2022

"He knows his ITC subject matter, has a very deliberate manner and is a cool head under fire."


Chambers USA 2021

"Knowledgeable and perceptive attorney who has the ability to understand needs and find subtle solutions to problems."


Chambers 2020

International Trade and Finance Law


Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers, 2015–2020

AV Preeminent (highest rating): International Trade, Patents & Antitrust and Trade Regulation


Martindale Hubbell

“Highly experienced with intellectual property cases before the ITC.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“A first-rate, highly regarded international trade litigator.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“Extremely knowledgeable and quick on his feet”; “a real asset to any client.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award


1992, 1994 and 1996

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Close

Recognition

“One of the smartest ITC practitioners in the industry.”


LEGAL 500 2022

"He knows his ITC subject matter, has a very deliberate manner and is a cool head under fire."


Chambers USA 2021

"Knowledgeable and perceptive attorney who has the ability to understand needs and find subtle solutions to problems."


Chambers 2020

International Trade and Finance Law


Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers, 2015–2020

AV Preeminent (highest rating): International Trade, Patents & Antitrust and Trade Regulation


Martindale Hubbell

“Highly experienced with intellectual property cases before the ITC.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“A first-rate, highly regarded international trade litigator.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

“Extremely knowledgeable and quick on his feet”; “a real asset to any client.”


Martindale Hubbell, quoting peers

Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award


1992, 1994 and 1996