Matthew Frumin


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Matthew Frumin has advised companies, trade associations and governments on issues relating to international trade disputes, arbitration and trade policy. Mr. Frumin has substantial experience litigating before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, United States Court of International Trade, NAFTA panels, and the World Trade Organization.

Representative Work

Mr. Frumin’s experience includes:

  • Defense of Canadian softwood lumber producers in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and related appeals.
  • Defense of Canadian wheat growers in antidumping proceedings.
  • Defense of Colombian flower and rose growers in antidumping proceedings.
  • Advice to U.S. industry association regarding trade policy.
  • Representation of U.S. investors in ICSID arbitration relating to expropriation of property.
  • Defense of a Brazilian government agency in an arbitrations relating to breach of contracts for delivery of sugar.
  • Defense of foreign governments in litigations relating to resolution of sovereign debt obligations.
  • Representation of U.S. companies in product liability and antitrust matters.
  • Served as an election observer or provided commentaries on election laws in over 20 countries.

Government Service

Mr. Frumin served as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs in 1998-2000 covering issues relating to democracy, human rights, labor, women and the promotion of the rule of law. He was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2000 in what was then Michigan’s 11th District. He currently serves as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Washington, D.C.


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, with honors, Order of the Coif, George Washington Law Review
  • BA, University of Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • United States Court of International Trade


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