With more than 25 years of experience, Jeff is the head of King & Spalding’s Section 337 practice at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also represents clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards investigations at the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce; Section 232 investigations at the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security; Customs civil penalty investigations, prior disclosures, and seizure and forfeiture matters; Section 301 investigations at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office; international trade litigation at the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court; other commercial litigation and arbitration; and international trade compliance matters. Jeff has represented clients in multiple industries, including semiconductors, telecommunications equipment, RFID devices, smart thermostats, LiDAR devices, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, optical devices, automotive, and other consumer and industrial goods.
Jeff also counsels clients on international trade regulatory matters, including Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions matters, Customs and foreign trade zone issues, and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues.
Jeff has been rated in 2020-2022 by Chambers and Legal 500 for his expertise in Section 337 investigations, has been rated for multiple years by Best Lawyers in America for International Trade and Finance, has been rated in 2022 by Who’s Who Legal for Trade and Customs, and has been a Washington, D.C. Superlawyer since 2015. Client and peer reviews in Chambers say Jeff’s “mastery at grasping the facts and issues of our complex case, crafting persuasive pleadings and explaining the reasoning behind various arguments rooted in law is unmatched. Jeff is knowledgeable, prepared, personable and incredibly responsive.”
Jeff is on Georgetown University’s International Trade Update Advisory Board and served for three years on Law360’s Advisory Board for Intellectual Property to advise on developments under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. He was appointed by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade to the Court’s Rules Advisory Committee for two consecutive five-year terms (2008-2018). Jeff also is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Danish Business Council.
Previously, Jeff spent six years as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. During his tenure, he was lead counsel in more than 75 international trade disputes. He started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.