Myles S. Getlan

Partner / Washington

Chambers Ranked in USA 2023

Myles Getlan’s practice focuses on international trade and investment disputes and import/export compliance and enforcement matters. Mr. Getlan has significant experience litigating antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard disputes before US and foreign administrative agencies, US courts, and dispute settlement panels convened under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade agreements. In both trade regulation and litigation, Mr. Getlan has represented multinational corporations and trade associations in a variety of industries, including agriculture, consumer products, metals, energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and wood products.

Mr. Getlan also advises clients in customs, export controls and economic sanctions matters. Mr. Getlan assists clients with the development and implementation of compliance programs, import and export audits, disclosures, and government investigations.

Mr. Getlan has been named to the U.S. roster of panelists for U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) disputes and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law teaching International Trade Law & Regulation.

Government Service

Before entering private practice, Mr. Getlan was an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the US Department of Commerce where he defended the agency’s determinations in unfair trade investigations before U.S. courts and WTO and NAFTA dispute panels, and directed the implementation of WTO decisions in the United States. Mr. Getlan also has experience working at the Office of the US Trade Representative and the Trade Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, US House of Representatives.


  • Chambers & Partners— 2017-present: noted for “strong advocacy skills,” “strong thinker and writer.” “He understands the overall market and industry.”  “He has a high level of commitment and passion for achieving results, he is very results-focused.”
  • Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs— 2014-present: listed among the “world’s leading trade lawyers”
  • Best Lawyers — 2022-2023 — International Trade and Finance Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, Trade Policy Committee, American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Trade Remedies: Navigating and Leveraging AD/CVD, 301 & 232 Policy,” AAEI Annual Conference (June 2022)


  • Risks in Using Transfer Pricing Studies in Customs Valuation,” Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, December 15, 2012 (Vol. 1, No. 7)
  • “Importers to Face Significant Increased Costs with Free Trade Agreement Approvals,” North American Free Trade and Investment Report (Thomson Reuters), July 15, 2011
  • “Assessing Ten Years of Dispute Settlement Under the Anti-Dumping Agreement: Does the WTO Provide Tangible Relief?,” chapter in Ten Years of WTO Dispute Settlement, International Bar Association (IBA); 2007 (co-author)
  • “Trade Remedies and Preference Programs,” chapter in International Lawyer’s Deskbook, 2nd edition, American Bar Association (ABA); 2002, (co-author)
  • “The Globalization of International Trade Litigation: AD/CVD Litigation — Which Forum and Which Law?” Brooklyn Journal of International Law; 2001 (Vol. 26, p. 893) (co-author)
  • “WTO Dispute Settlement: Issues in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Law,” PLI; 1998 (speech and article)
  • “TRIPs and the Future of Section 301: A Comparative Study in Trade Dispute Resolution,” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; 1995 (Vol. 34, p. 173)


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • BA, Lafayette College

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland