International Trade, Investment and Market Access

International Trade, Investment and Market Access

Regarded as the leading law practice in matters of international trade.

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  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business recognized WilmerHale as a leading firm in international trade on a national level in its 2014–2019 editions. In the 2017 edition, sources state that the team has “good instincts” on export controls and economic sanctions issues, adding: “They are very responsive to your requests and they are very well respected.” One insider attests that “the firm has significant depth and capability in trade policy.” Charlene Barshefsky is described by sources as a “true leader and expert in her field” and “a pleasure to work with,” and Benjamin Powell is lauded for his “mastery of the issues and of doing business in Washington.” Another client states: “It is fantastic to deal with Ronald Meltzer,” noting “His advice is always timely, clear and to the point.” Robert Novick is noted as a highly esteemed practitioner in the field of trade remedies, with a “great deal of talent at the WTO level.” Naboth van den Broek is recognized as an “Up and Coming” attorney, with sources stating that he provides “very insightful advice and a great quality of drafting which is based on the accurate understanding of clients’ needs and a profound and vast understanding of international trade law.”
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers named WilmerHale a leading law firm in the area of international trade in the United States and globally in its 2014–2019 editions. In addition, Charlene Barshefsky, Ronald Meltzer, Robert Novick, Benjamin Powell, Naboth van den Broek and Jason Chipman all received individual honors.
  • Law360 named WilmerHale’s International Trade, Investment and Market Access Practice a “Practice Group of the Year” (2019). This annual series highlights practice groups behind significant litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.
  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firm” rankings included our international trade practice in the first tier nationally and in Washington DC in the 2014–2017 editions.
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2020 named Charlene Barshefsky Lawyer of the Year for International Trade and Finance Law in Washington DC. The 2020 edition also named Charlene Barshefsky, Jay Holtmeier, Robert Kimmitt, Sharon Cohen Levin, Ronald Meltzer, Robert Novick, David Ross and Naboth van den Broek as leading lawyers. Charlene Barshefsky, Ronald Meltzer, Robert Novick and Naboth van den Broek have been recognized as leading lawyers in International Trade and Finance Law in other recent editions as well. 
  • The Legal 500 United States recognized our team in its 2017–2019 editions, which benefits from the knowledge of many former high-ranking government officials and excels at matters at the intersection of law, business, politics and public policy. Individually, the guide praised Charlene Barshefsky, Ronald Meltzer, Robert Novick, Benjamin Powell, David Ross, Naboth van den Broek and Patrick McLain.

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