Ms. Townshend has over 23 years of experience in interpreting and applying U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) laws, precedents, policies, and regulations in the context of AD/CVD proceedings. Between her government service and private sector work, she has been involved in a wide variety of international trade proceedings, including agency investigations and administrative reviews, scope and anti-circumvention rulings, and remand determinations. She possesses extensive experience in leading on-site verifications (audits) of foreign producers/exporters and their U.S. affiliates for the U.S. government. In her career, Angelica’s expertise includes manufacturing/processing inputs and techniques and sales, distribution, and marketing methods used by various industries such as steel, utility, chemical, plastic, and agriculture/aquaculture.
Before joining Cassidy Levy Kent, Ms. Townshend served for over 15 years at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an International Trade Compliance Analyst (2000-2006) and Program Manager (2007-2015) in the Enforcement and Compliance unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that capacity she was part of a team that received the Department’s Silver Medal for Personal and Professional Excellence for work on antidumping duty oil country tubular goods from the People’s Republic of China investigation. Prior to Commerce, Ms. Townshend assisted general construction contractors in Texas.
- Assists client proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) by conducting detailed analyses of foreign producer/exporters’ sales and cost of production data and subsidies obtained from their governments with varying degrees of complexity that complies with U.S. AD/CVD statute, regulations, policies, and practices administered by the DOC.
- Performs extensive research to identify evidence relevant to DOC analyses.
- Assists in preparation for on-site visits by DOC officials.
- Assists clients involved in appeals of DOC determinations before the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Assists clients in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission pursuant to Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.
- Assists clients by monitoring ship manifest and official U.S. import data to identify shifts in trade patterns from specific foreign industries and countries.
- American Bar Association
- B.B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio