John Gurley

John focuses on trade relief proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty matters, customs, and matters before the Office of the US Trade Representative.
John Gurley, Partner, Washington, DC

Client Work

John represents clients in matters before the International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce. He has significant experience in handling matters before the Office of the US Trade Representative and Section 337 cases before the US International Trade Commission. He also represents clients in Section 232 and Section 301 investigations. Another key area of John’s practice is advising companies and individuals in matters relating to US embargoes and sanctions handled by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

He also advises companies importing goods into the United States in all areas of customs law, including: classification and valuation of products; country of origin requirements (for marking and preferential duty program purposes); bonded warehouses; foreign trade zones record-keeping; drawback; custom penalty actions and settlement thereof; alleged trademark infringement; Harbor Maintenance tax; customs criminal investigations; and the NAFTA.

John advises companies on food safety issues before US Customs, the FDA, and the US Department of Agriculture. John’s practice includes developing compliance programs for companies importing foodstuffs, including seafood, into the United States.

John also has considerable experience in representing individuals in Foreign Claims Act cases before the US Department of Defense.

Professional Activities

John has been an adjunct professor in international trade at Georgetown University Law Center.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

John has been listed in Chambers USA for his practices. He also is a Legal 500 Recommended Attorney and was recognized by Who's Who Legal.

“A Brief Summary of Customs and Trade Issues for Corporate Counsel,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2005, co-written with ArentFox Schiff colleague Kay Georgi

Life Beyond the Law

John is fluent in French.



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