For over 15 years, Geoffrey Goodale has assisted companies of all sizes in many industries develop and implement strategies to accomplish their international business goals. His practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, import compliance, trade litigation, international intellectual property rights protection, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity, and compliance counseling to government contractors.
Mr. Goodale counsels companies on a wide range of issues relating to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that are administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that are enforced by the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the economic sanctions laws and regulations that are administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Mr. Goodale advises clients on all aspects of compliance with U.S. import laws and regulations, including those relating to determining the proper classification, valuation, and country of origin of merchandise. He regularly represents clients in matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including in the preparation and submission of ruling requests, protests, petitions for relief, and prior disclosures to CBP.
Mr. Goodale’s experience includes representing U.S. and non-U.S. companies in all manner of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), including investigations, administrative reviews, scope ruling requests, and anti-circumvention proceedings, as well as in appeals of certain such DOC and ITC decisions to the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
By appointment of the Chief Judge of the CIT, Mr. Goodale is a member of the CIT Advisory Committee on Rules. He also serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section’s International Trade Commission Committee, and Chair of the International Trade Commission Subcommittee of the Trade Secret Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2001
- The College of William and Mary, B.A.
- The College of William and Mary, M.A., Government
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
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