Steve J. Orava focuses on international trade and related regulatory and policy matters, including litigation and enforcement. As Chair of our International Trade practice, Steve represents clients in a wide range of trade disputes.
Steve advises clients on international trade, market access, investment, climate change and other regulatory and policy matters, including related litigation and enforcement actions.
Steve has substantial experience with market access and dispute settlement proceedings under the various agreements of the World Trade Organization, with a particular focus on the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Agreement on Agriculture, the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and the Anti-Dumping Agreement.
In addition, Steve advises clients in anti-dumping, countervailing duty (anti-subsidy) and safeguard proceedings in Australia, Brazil, China, the EU, India, Mexico, the U.S. and other countries in a broad range of sectors, including chemicals, steel, textiles, agriculture and certain high-tech products.
Steve is Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law, and a frequent author and speaker at international trade and WTO seminars worldwide. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner in international trade by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500 U.S., Legal 500 Switzerland, Who’s Who Legal Trade and Customs, World’s Leading International Trade Lawyers, and Latin Lawyer 250. In 2012, Steve was given the inaugural MVP award for International Trade by Law360.
- J.D., Georgetown University
- B.S., Southern Methodist University
- Legal Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- District of Columbia
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