Eric Emerson, chair of the International Trade and Investment Group, represents companies across various industries on all aspects of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings before the US Department of Commerce (DOC), the US International Trade Commission (ITC), and US courts.
He also assists clients with international trade policy issues involving market access and the negotiation and implementation of free trade agreements. With more than 25 years of experience representing companies in Europe, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, Eric provides practical commercial advice on ways in which companies can remain competitive in the US market while also minimizing their potential liability.
A significant focus of Eric’s practice involves assisting clients doing business in or with China. Eric spent five years managing Steptoe’s Beijing office, and through that experience, as well as his service as General Counsel to AmCham China, Eric developed a deep understanding of the issues affecting multinational companies with China activities.
With respect to trade remedy proceedings, Chambers has noted that “he is ‘very well regarded’ in the [Chinese] market.” In addition, Eric is regularly sought out to assist with AD/CVD investigations involving China, customs entry procedures, and pre-merger review under Chinese antimonopoly law.
- Co-Chair, International Trade and Customs Committee, International Bar Association
- General Counsel, American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China (AmCham China) (2012-2014)
- Legislative Assistant, Office of US Senator Paul Simon (1986-1988)
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1991, Executive Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
- B.A., University of Iowa, 1986, with honors and with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
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