Daniel J. Calhoun

Counsel / Washington

Daniel Calhoun advises clients on various matters related to the administration and enforcement of U.S. trade remedies law. Mr. Calhoun has extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission and in litigation arising from those proceedings before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, binational panels established under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body. Mr. Calhoun also has worked extensively on issues related to agency rulemaking, the Section 232 exclusion process, and legislative outreach.

Government Service

After starting his career in the private sector, Mr. Calhoun joined the U.S. Department of Commerce as an attorney in 2009 and served the agency with distinction for over thirteen years. In his role as Assistant Chief Counsel for Enforcement and Compliance, Mr. Calhoun advised and represented the Enforcement and Compliance unit of the International Trade Administration in administrative proceedings, trade negotiations, exchanges with other investigating authorities, rulemaking, and legislative outreach. From 2016 to 2022, Mr. Calhoun co-managed the considerable litigation activities of the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance before U.S. courts, binational NAFTA and USMCA panels, and the WTO. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Calhoun spearheaded the agency’s legal efforts to preserve China’s status as a nonmarket economy country under U.S. law and coordinated the agency’s litigation efforts before U.S. courts and the WTO to apply the countervailing duty law to imports from China. Mr. Calhoun was awarded the Department’s Attorney of the Year award in 2012.


  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • M.A., History, Duke University
  • B.A., History, Duke University


  • English
  • French (proficient)

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit