Richard Lutz is a senior consultant in the International Trade practice of King & Spalding's Washington, D.C., office. He focuses primarily on trade remedy investigations. Richard represents both petitioners and respondents in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and foreign governments.  He advises clients in trade remedy cases encompassing dumping margin calculations, subsidy rate calculations, and economic and financial analysis in connection with injury investigations.

Richard has worked with clients in the apple, polysilicon, furniture, steel, lumber, paper, shrimp, magnesium, plastic bag, laminated woven sack and pipe industries. In his 23 years of private practice, Richard has advised clients in more than 100 trade remedy proceedings and participated in numerous on-site verifications. Richard has successfully assisted clients involved in litigation at the Court of International Trade, NAFTA and the WTO. He has also served as an advisor to a WTO member government by providing technical assistance and training regarding the antidumping agreement. Richard has also represented clients before arbitration panels, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.

Before joining King & Spalding, Richard spent 14 years as a senior trade analyst in the International Trade Group of Dewey & LeBoeuf where he represented clients in a variety of trade cases.  Prior to his tenure at Dewey, Richard was Acting Director of the Office of Accounting at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  His Commerce case and verification experience include: Color Negative Photographic Paper from Japan, Stainless Steel Wire Rod from France, Minivans from Japan, Bearings from Japan, Romania, and Thailand, DRAMS from Korea, Special Bar Quality Steel from Brazil, Sweaters from Taiwan, Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea, Silicon Metal from Brazil, Stainless Steel Hollow Products from Sweden, Porcelain Steel Cookware from Mexico, Color Picture Tubes from Japan, Brass Valves from Italy, Kiwi Fruit from New Zealand, and Fresh Cut Flowers from Mexico.

Prior to his involvement in international trade matters, Richard was a Tax Consultant and Auditor for Deloitte & Touche in their Pittsburgh office.  At that time, He also became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Recent Publications

  1. ITA Verification in Title VII Cases: A Petitioner’s-Eye View, International Trade Update 2002, January 2002.
  2. Uncertainty Clouds US Energy Tubulars Market, Law 360, March 26, 2014
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