Teresa A. Gleason

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Teresa Gleason has practiced for almost 30 years with Baker McKenzie in the area of international trade. She routinely advises clients on a wide range of customs/import regulatory issues involved in the global movement of goods. In 2013, Terrie served on the Regulatory Audit Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of US Customs and Border Protection (COAC).

Terrie is listed in the Legal 500 USA (2014), and the first through seventh editions of the Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, as well as the International Trade and Shipping Expert Guide, 10th edition. She is the chair of the Firm’s Global Customs Practice, and has been so for more than 15 years.

Terrie assists US and foreign clients in all aspects of US Customs law, including classification and valuation, country of origin, compliance audits (Focused Assessments, Quick Response Audits), NAFTA and other free trade agreements compliance, as well as penalty and other enforcement actions, prior disclosures and related matters.

She regularly appears before the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection as well as other US government agencies regarding the importation of goods into the US and relevant trade policy issues.

Terrie also assists clients facing unfair competition from companies who engage in counterfeit importations and non-compliant importation practices.

Terrie also helps multinational clients address customs issues around the world, including compiling multi-country duty and legal requirements surveys, defending foreign enforcement actions and developing global customs compliance strategies.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude) (1988)
  • University of Exeter (International Law) (1986)
  • William Smith College (B.A.) (1985)


  • U.S. Supreme Court~United States (1996)
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims~United States (1996)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (1991)
  • U.S. Court of International Trade~United States (1990)
  • District of Columbia~United States (1989)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • International Trade Compliance Professionals Association
  • Customs Lawyers Association
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association

Representative Legal Matters:

  • Represented clients in the telecommunications industry concerning import registration, license, permitting and homologation requirements in numerous countries around the world.
  • Represented clients in the information technology area concerning Customs valuation of freight and handling charges in nine countries.
  • Represented clients in the food-related industry prepare for an upcoming US Customs and Border Protection Focused Assessments (audits).
  • Defended client in the auto-related industry against a multimillion dollar penalty case brought by US Customs and Border Protection.


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