John D. Greenwald


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John Greenwald has a general international practice, with particular emphasis on international trade matters including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.

Mr. Greenwald represents clients in matters arising under the trade laws of the United States, the European Union and other foreign jurisdictions. He has represented companies and groups of companies as domestic petitioners in numerous antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in the United States. He has also represented companies and governments as respondents in U.S. investigations and has represented and/or advised companies as respondents in investigations in Australia, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and China. In addition to his representation of clients in national trade remedy proceedings, Mr. Greenwald represented clients on trade policy issues before U.S. Government agencies, such as the Department of Commerce and the US Trade Representative, and on trade legislation before Congress. In a survey of in-house counsel and practitioners, Mr. Greenwald was voted one of the five top trade lawyers in Washington.

Government Service

Early in his legal career, after a year in private practice, in 1974 Mr. Greenwald became an attorney in the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and was Deputy General Counsel when the office became the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”). At USTR, he was responsible for negotiating international agreements on antidumping and subsidies/countervailing measures in the Tokyo Round of Trade Negotiations.

After the Tokyo Round concluded in 1979, in 1980 he became the first head of the Import Administration of the Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for the administration of the US antidumping and countervailing duty laws. Prior to law school, Mr. Greenwald served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a nationwide leader in the International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy field in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers
  • Consistently listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010)
  • Named by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Lawyer of the Year in the Washington international trade and finance law community
  • Selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer, 2009 – 2015
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of international trade and finance law (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
  • Recognized as a leader in trade and customs law in multiple editions of Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers


  • JD, Columbia Law School (Stone Scholar; International Fellow; Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law)
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar Admissions

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  • New York


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