To view the Event video, click here.
Stacy Ettinger, K&L Gates
Daniel Ikenson, Cato Institute
Chuck Levy, Cassidy Levy Kent
Terence Stewart, Stewart and Stewart
Moderator: Kristin Mowry, Mowry & Grimson, PLLC
Kristin Heim Mowry is an international trade and market access attorney whose practice focuses on providing global business, investment, regulatory and government relations advice to U.S. and international clients. For over twenty years, Ms. Mowry has successfully handled international trade matters such as unfair trade litigation, Customs matters, WTO disputes and U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws. Ms. Mowry’s practice has a particular emphasis on developing and implementing market access strategies and securing market access opportunities through strategic business alliances. Her clients have included trade associations, foreign manufacturers, U.S. importers and U.S. exporters subject to trade barriers abroad, as well as national and provincial foreign governments. Ms. Mowry has achieved great success for her clients, including single digit and de minimis anti-dumping duty margins, scope exclusions, penalty reductions and major litigation wins. Through her experience in government funding of public projects, she has assisted corporate clients in successfully defending allegations of unfair subsidization and government clients in creating WTO-compliant incentive programs to grow business opportunities. Ms. Mowry has also been a frequent speaker on antidumping and countervailing duty law issues. Ms. Mowry’s experience includes over five years of government service in both the U.S. Department of Commerce and in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she specialized in issues of foreign government subsidization of industry and multilateral trade policy. Ms. Mowry began her career in government after being selected to the elite Presidential Management Intern Program for outstanding masters and doctoral-level graduates.
Mr. Terence P. Stewart is the Managing Partner of Stewart and Stewart, having joined his father and founder, Eugene L. Stewart, upon graduation from law school in 1979. Mr. Stewart regularly reviews and analyzes policies and trends in international commerce and economics. He has written extensively on and edited numerous publications concerning international trade issues, including unfair trade laws, GATT/WTO issues, trade and investment, and trade relations with China and other trading partners. Among his more than 100 publications are The GATT Uruguay Round: A Negotiating History (1986-1992)(Vols. I-III); The End Game (Part I)(Vol. IV), widely cited in many WTO proceedings. Other notable publications that Mr. Stewart authored, co-authored, or edited include: The World Trade Organization: The Multilateral Trade Framework for the 21st Century and U.S. Implementing Legislation (American Bar Association 1996), Export Practice: Customs and International Trade Law (Practising Law Institute 1994 & Supp. 1998), Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers), After Doha: The Changing Attitude & Ideas of the New WTO Round (Transnational Publishers, Inc. 2002), WTO Antidumping and Subsidy Agreements: A Practitioner’s Guide to “Sunset” Reviews in Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States (Kluwer Law International 1998), Handbook on WTO Trade Remedy Disputes: The First Six Years (1995-2000) (Transnational Publishers, Inc. 2001), Rules in a Rules-Based WTO: Key to Growth; The Challenges Ahead (Transnational Publishers, Inc. 2002), and Opportunities and Obligations: New Perspective on Global and U.S. Trade Policy (Kluwer Law International 2009). Mr. Stewart is a frequent speaker at conferences in the United States and around the world. Mr. Stewart is a past President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and is a past President of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and has been a member of the Steering Group of the International Trade Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section. He has served on the Advisory Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and on the U.S. Court of International Trade Advisory Committee on Rules, including as its Chairman. Mr. Stewart served as an advisor to the Government of Ukraine for roughly a decade during its efforts to accede to the World Trade Organization. He has received an Honorary Degree Order of Merit of the 3rd Degree from the Government of Ukraine, an Honorary Doctorate from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade and an Honorary Doctorate of Political Science from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Mr. Stewart also served several years on the Permanent Group of Experts established by the WTO’s Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.
Stacy J. Ettinger is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses her practice on public policy. She has over 20 years of experience working in Congress and the executive branch. Her experience spans a variety of fields, including international trade, intellectual property, and regulatory issues, as well as food and product standards, motor vehicle safety, and consumer financial services. Ms. Ettinger has substantial experience working closely with senior U.S. and foreign government officials and Fortune 500 executives, navigating complex regulatory and compliance regimes and negotiating agreements.
Dan Ikenson is director of Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, where he coordinates and conducts research on all manner of international trade and investment policy. Since joining Cato in 2000, Ikenson has authored dozens of papers on various aspects of trade policy, focusing his research on U.S.-China trade relations; bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and institutions; globalization; U.S. manufacturing issues; trade politics; and trade remedies, such as the antidumping regime. Ikenson has been involved in international trade since 1990. Before joining the Cato Institute in 2000, he was director of international trade planning for an international accounting and business advisory firm. In 1997 he cofounded and was a principal at an international trade consulting firm in Washington,.and from 1990 to 1997 he was a trade policy and antidumping analyst at a few international trade law practices. In addition to his many studies and articles, Ikenson is coauthor of the book Antidumping Exposed: The Devilish Details of Unfair Trade Law. He has testified before congressional committees on a variety of policy matter and has appeared on numerous television news programs and networks, including PBS, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, Fox Business News, and NPR. His articles have been published in widely circulated newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal,the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, Forbes, and National Review. Ikenson holds a MA in economics from George Washington University.
Charles Levy focuses on legal and policy issues covering a broad range of international trade, investment, finance, economic sanctions, and export control matters. Mr. Levy is experienced in devising and implementing strategies for using trade laws, international litigation, and international negotiations to achieve business objectives, and in resolving disputes between companies and governments. In the area of international negotiations, he has worked on every major U.S. bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiation since the GATT Tokyo Round; and in the area of U.S. international trade and investment laws, he has worked on every major U.S. trade act since the Trade Act of 1974. In the area of international litigation, he has worked on major antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, Section 337, Section 301, and WTO cases. Mr. Levy was a partner at WilmerHale until 2009, where he chaired the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. After retiring from WilmerHale, he was a founding partner in Cassidy Levy Kent.