Luke A. Meisner focuses his practice on advising clients in international trade litigation and policy as well as export control and customs compliance. Mr. Meisner has significant experience litigating complex antidumping and countervailing duty cases. In this regard, he has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Mr. Meisner regularly provides advice and policy recommendations on international trade developments in the executive branch and before Congress, especially with respect to bilateral trade issues between the United States and China. Mr. Meisner also works with clients in transactional and compliance matters involving U.S. export controls and U.S. customs laws and regulations.
Recent significant representations include:
United States Steel Corporation in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of oil country tubular goods from India, Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam;
a manufacturer involved in ongoing dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization;
U.S. manufacturers and exporters facing issues with foreign market access and trade agreements compliance and other trade policy matters before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and
investors and importers on the requirements for establishing bonded warehouses and other strategies for customs duty savings.
Mr. Meisner also is dedicated to pro bono work. He has assisted dozens of women fleeing domestic violence, trafficking and other violent crimes in obtaining civil protection orders against their abusers, applying for legal immigration status, filing for divorce and obtaining custody of their children. He also was involved in one of the first proceedings to apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Atkins v. Virginia to vacate the death sentence of a mentally disabled prisoner. Mr. Meisner is the recipient of the D.C. Legal Aid Society’s Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence and the Tahirih Justice Center’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Meisner practiced civil litigation at a law firm in Philadelphia and clerked for the Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.