Cassidy Levy Kent Recognized in Chambers 2024 Rankings

June 06, 2024

Today Chambers and Partners released its Chambers USA 2024 guide, wherein Cassidy Levy Kent’s Washington practice groups were again recognized as leaders in International Trade and Customs law.  This announcement comes on the heels of Chambers’ rankings of the firm’s Ottawa practice groups, which were proclaimed legal industry leaders in the Chambers Canada 2024 guide for both International Trade and Public Procurement.

Chambers’ recognition of the firm follows recent top rankings from other guides such as The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal. The Legal 500 recognized CLK Canada as an “Elite Boutique” and named it among its top firms for International Trade and Public Procurement. Best Lawyers named CLK’s U.S. office for both International Trade and Finance Law and Government Relations Practice. Best Lawyers in Canada also awarded “Lawyer of the Year” to Christopher Kent in the practice area of International Trade and Finance Law. Who’s Who Legal named CLK its “Best International Trade Law Firm of the Year.”

Between the Chambers USA 2024 guide and Chambers Canada 2024 guide, the ranking agency awarded four of the firm’s practice areas and singled out 12 individual CLK attorneys as leaders in their practice areas.

Chambers USA 2024

Chambers described Cassidy Levy Kent’s Washington office as having “an unparalleled record in trade remedies litigation,” featuring “top-tier practitioners…also widely recognized for their extensive advisory services involving cross-border commercial activities, such as customs, and for providing advice on export control compliance and sanctions.”

Speaking about the firm’s Washington office to Chambers for the USA 2024 guide, clients said:

  • “They are very pragmatic, client-oriented and great to work with.”
  • “Cassidy Levy Kent are very technically sound and diligent in providing thorough legal analysis.”
  • “The team are fully available and understand the needs of the client.”

Chambers ranked CLK’s Washington office in Band 2 of its Trade Remedies guide and Band 4 of its Customs guide, and individually ranked five D.C. attorneys:

Published by Chambers and Partners, the Chambers USA guide ranks the best lawyers and law firms in over 50 different practice areas on a state and national level. Rankings are primarily based on client and peer interviews and on information submitted by law firms. Further details on the firm’s Washington’s rankings and commentary in the Chambers USA 2024 guide can be found here.

Chambers Canada 2024

The Chambers Canada 2024 guide described the firm’s Canada office “[as] an acclaimed boutique law firm that is renowned for its activity in the trade remedies space. The Ottawa-based team advises on anti-dumping, countervailing duty and export controls across a number of key industries, including steel and manufacturing, as well as the food and dairy production sectors. Its lawyers offer additional expertise in [CUSMA] (formerly NAFTA) and other trade agreements as well as economic sanctions. CLK is particularly adept at advising on US-Canada cross-border matters with the benefit of its Washington, DC office.”

Speaking about CLK Canada to Chambers, clients said:

  • “CLK is able to handle complex and sophisticated matters in the field of international trade. It is one of Canada’s premier trade law firms.”
  • “They listened very well and were super quick to come up to speed. The knowledge, capability and capacity of the CLK team were top notch.”

Chambers ranked CLK’s Ottawa office in the prestigious Band 1 of its guide for International Trade/WTO and Band 2 of its guide for Public Procurement. Chambers individually ranked six of the firm’s Ottawa lawyers:

Chambers Canada ranks the best lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada. Rankings are primarily based on client and peer interviews and on information submitted by law firms. For further details on the firm’s rankings in the Chambers Canada 2024 guide and further commentary, please click here.

Cassidy Levy Kent

CLK is a top-rated international trade law boutique specializing in trade remedies, customs, market access, trade policy, trade negotiations, and government procurement. It practices through two offices in Washington and Ottawa. As one of the largest trade groups in North America, the firm is known for its expertise in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard litigation, including its deep bench and its thorough case development and prosecution. The firm is well-regarded by clients and decision-makers for its customs compliance practice, for its advice to stakeholders on export controls and sanctions matters, and for its work in trade disputes and appellate matters before the World Trade Organization and pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or CUSMA, formerly NAFTA).