Marco D. Davis, Esq.
Antidumping Defense Group
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1012
Washington, DC 20036 USA
magna cum laude
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Brigham Young University
Master of Arts
summa cum laude
Brigham Young University 1983
Bachelor of Arts
Brigham Young University
U.S.-Iran Claims Court
The Hague, Netherlands
U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of International Trade
District of Columbia
Marco D. Davis has broad experience in the legal challenges facing companies involved in international commerce. He has represented numerous clients in matters involving US trade protection laws, including antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards matters, and in various Customs matters, including entry valuations, retroactive refunds, liquidation protests and corrections, and compliance issues.
Mr. Davis has supervised the defense of numerous antidumping cases for clients throughout the world in the electronics, steel, apparel, food services, agricultural, chemical, and paper industries. He has represented clients before the Court of International Trade, the International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce, as well as in 5-year sunset reviews and judicial appeals of administrative determinations.
In addition to an active private practice in international trade, Mr. Dais has had significant involvement in international arbitration and dispute resolution, and in academics and professional development. Mr. Davis has lectured frequently to foreign government officials, lawyers, and academics on US trade law, including a recent lecture tour throughout China. He has taught international law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, at the American University Law School in Washington, DC, and at Brigham Young University. Mr. Davis speaks Italian, Russian and Dutch.
Antidumping & Countervailing Duty Experience
Industries: Agriculture, Electronics, Paper, Steel, Other
Countries: Argentina, China, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom
Products: Aluminum Extrusions, Antifriction Bearings, Artist Canvas, Bedroom Furniture, Carbon Steel Coil, Cast Iron Pipe Fittings, Coated Groundwood Paper, Cut to Length Steel Plate, Decorative Plywood, Drill Pipe, Honey, Hardwood Flooring, Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Coil, Hot-rolled Leaded Steel Bar, Industrial Roller Chain, Innerspring Mattress Coils, Lined Paper Products, Kiwifruit, Knitted Sweaters, Leaded Bar, Mushrooms, Newsprint, Off-the-Road Tires, New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires, Oil Country Tubular Goods, Pasta, Photovoltaic Solar Cells, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Prestressed Concrete Rail Tie Wire, Solar Panels, Stainless Steel Bar, Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar, Steel Rail, Sweaters of Manmade Fiber, Thermal Transfer Ribbon, Televisions, Uncovered Innerspring Units, Utility Grade Wind Towers, Welded Steel Pipe
• Guided German pipe fitting producer through ITC injury investigation and obtained finding of no injury for Germany only.
• Active member of legal team representing large Turkish pipe producer with antidumping and countervailing duty reviews and on-site verifications.
• Represented mandatory AD and CVD respondent in Aluminum Extrusions investigation obtaining low individual rates for client.
• Participated as counsel for various exporters in numerous reviews maintaining zero duty rates for honey from Argentina and helped negotiate settlement and termination of duty orders.
• Represented large Chinese drill pipe producer in injury, antidumping, and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce
• Developed legal argument and negotiation strategy, and successfully settled litigation on favorable terms for client, reducing countervailing duty liability by more than 350 percentage points.
Academics and Presentations
• Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University (Soviet Law, Russian Law, 1989-1994);
• Adjunct Professor of Law, American University (International Arbitration, 1993-1995)
• Adjunct Professor of Law, Brigham Young University (International Arbitration, International Business Transactions)
• Faculty of International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. (1989-1995), including USAID seminars on international trade in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
• Lead author, “U.S. Court of International Trade Overview: Non-Market Economy Cases in 2011,” 44 Georgetown J. of Int’l L 15 (2013)
• The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in Practice: The Experience of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (Deventer/Boston: Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1992) (with Stewart A. Baker).
• “Developments in the Russian Investment Environment,” 1993 Case Western International Law Review.