Jeffrey Gerrish focuses his practice on international trade litigation, policy and compliance. He has extensive experience litigating complex antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguards cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. courts, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) binational panels and World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panels. Mr. Gerrish has represented clients in industries ranging from steel to office products, and his cases include the largest-ever antidumping and countervailing duty case against China.
Mr. Gerrish also works closely with clients in matters involving U.S. export controls and U.S. customs laws and regulations. He has represented a broad array of clients in these areas in handling compliance and enforcement matters, developing and implementing company compliance programs, and conducting due diligence in transactions.
Mr. Gerrish regularly advises clients regarding legislative and executive branch initiatives on international trade issues and works with congressional committees and executive branch officials on such initiatives. In addition, he represents clients extensively in negotiations relating to international trade agreements. Mr. Gerrish has been particularly active in negotiations at the WTO, as well as for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and various bilateral free trade agreements.
Another significant part of Mr. Gerrish’s practice includes developing strategies for clients seeking to open or maintain international markets for their products or services. In this capacity, he works with clients regarding issues arising under international trade agreements such as NAFTA and the WTO agreements, and he pursues claims under those agreements with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and other U.S. government authorities.
Mr. Gerrish is a frequent speaker on international trade topics. He also has been appointed by the chief judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade to serve as a member of the Court’s Rules Advisory Committee. Mr. Gerrish was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014.
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1994
B.A., State University of New York, 1991