William Baldwin

Partner / Washington

William Baldwin’s practice focuses on matters involving trade regulation of imports, exports, foreign-trade zones (FTZs), and international logistics. His clients have included both domestic and international companies affected by U.S. trade laws.

Mr. Baldwin’s regulatory practice covers a wide range of import-related issues, including customs classification, valuation, country of origin, marking and labeling, NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and antidumping and countervailing duties, as well as FTZs, intellectual property rights, drawback, corporate compliance programs, and cargo security. He has experience with customs enforcement matters, focused assessments, and compliance audits, as well as importer self-assessments (ISA), audits of FTZs and customs brokers, internal compliance reviews, and customs penalties, liquidated damages claims, detentions and seizures.

He has advised companies from various industry sectors, including machinery and other manufactured products, forest products, textiles, clothing and apparel, food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, minerals, electronics, aerospace, and customs brokerage. He has extensive experience in matters involving U.S. imports from Canada as well as the Pacific Rim. He also advises companies on compliance with U.S. export regulations.

Mr. Baldwin’s administrative practice involves representing clients before U.S. Government agencies including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

His litigation experience ranges from cases involving typical customs issues to complex constitutional challenges of laws and regulations relating to international trade. His appellate experience involves appearances before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).


  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.A., Western Washington University

Bar Memberships

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