Through sound counsel on international regulations, Richard Ferrin empowers U.S. and foreign manufacturers, exporters and importers to augment global trade practices. He understands that clients face an increasingly competitive marketplace and works with them to remain both compliant and at the top of their game. Richard is also a fierce advocate for companies in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews, global “safeguards” proceedings, and on customs matters involving classification issues and country-of-origin determinations.

Customs and International Trade

Richard has defended clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. Department of Commerce in antidumping and countervailing duty injury investigations, at the preliminary or final investigation stages, and in five-year (sunset) reviews. His legal finesse has resulted in a series of client victories, including:

  • Securing no-injury rulings in multiple sunset reviews, as well as several preliminary and end-stage investigations
  • Obtaining zero subsidy margins on behalf of a foreign government in three recent Department of Commerce countervailing duty investigations, resulting in termination of investigations
  • Reducing the antidumping duty margin from 40% to less than 1% for a producer and group of affiliated resellers in a complex Department of Commerce administrative review
  • Obtaining favorable scope determinations from the Department of Commerce on numerous Chinese imports
  • Securing, on behalf of numerous importers, exemptions from Section 232 duties on steel and aluminum, and Section 301 duties on various imported products from China

Richard also represents clients in judicial review of administrative actions at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) binational panels. Richard has achieved favorable outcomes in numerous recent appeals before the CIT.

In addition, Richard advises importers on how to minimize antidumping duty liability.

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Richard is a competitive duplicate bridge player.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1996)

Northwestern University
B.A. (1985)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)— International Trade Committee
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce — International Policy Committee


  • JD Supra — "Top Author," Readers' Choice Awards, 2021
  • Super Lawyers — 2013-17
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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