Carrie Bethea Connolly



Carolyn “Carrie” Bethea* advises clients at both the administrative and appellate level on a wide variety of customs and international trade matters, particularly involving trade remedy proceedings and import and export compliance.

Before joining the firm, Carrie was a senior international trade compliance analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration in Washington, D.C., where she administered U.S. trade remedy laws via the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. While at the Department of Commerce, Carrie was recognized with several awards for her noteworthy contributions to the agency. Carrie also previously worked at a boutique international trade law firm where she gained litigation experience on matters involving the Anti-Injunction Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, Customs and Border Protection regulations and Alcohol, Tobacco and Trade Bureau regulations.

While in law school, Carrie served as a legal intern at the Federal Maritime Commission, Office of the Chairman, Washington, D.C. Carrie additionally acted as a research assistant and was named for her editing assistance contributions by Steve Charnovitz in his book The Path of World Trade Law in the 21st Century. Carrie was also an active member of the GW Law Mock Trial Board and continues to regularly serve as a practitioner judge for competitions.

*Admitted in South Carolina only. District of Columbia Bar application pending; practice supervised by partners of the firm who are active D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule 49(c)(8).


Bar Admissions

South Carolina


George Washington University Law School
J.D. with honors (2016)

University of South Carolina
B.A. cum laude, Honors College (2013)

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Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Young Trade Professionals
  • Association of Women in International Trade
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