Lawrence A. Schneider

Lawrence A. Schneider

Retired Partner

Lawrence Schneider was a member of the firm's International Trade practice. His experience spanned 45 years and included representation of clients in a full range of litigation, arbitration, international trade, customs, legislative, and policy issues, along with disputes under various import laws.

Mr. Schneider had more than 35 years of experience representing companies, trade associations, and governments in antidumping, countervailing duty, and other international trade proceedings before administrative agencies, courts, and international dispute settlement panels. He was involved in the legal proceedings and the political, legislative, and public relations aspects of international trade controversies.

Mr. Schneider also advised clients on trade policy developments, trade legislation, and issues related to the World Trade Organization and various free trade agreements, as well as on compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act and related laws.

Mr. Schneider was recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by publications such as Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy; The Legal 500 US 2019 for Litigation: International Trade; The International Who's Who Legal of Trade and Customs Lawyers 2019; and The Best Lawyers in America 2019 for International Trade and Finance Law. In addition, the firm's International Trade practice was recognized by the 2013 Chambers USA Award for Excellence program.

Mr. Schneider also developed and leads the firm's extensive, award-winning pro bono immigration practice.

Mr. Schneider led the firm team that conducted a three-year study, and in March 2019 issued an Executive Summary and full report totaling 225 printed pages for the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration entitled "2019 Update Report -- Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Efficiency, and Professionalism in the Adjudication of Removal Cases," which updated a 2010 report by the firm for the ABA Commission on Immigration.


Chambers Global
International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA) (2007-2020)
Best Lawyers
International Trade and Finance Law (2008-2020)
The Legal 500 US
International Trade (2007-2019)


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1974, cum laude
  • BA, Yale University, 1971, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of International Trade
  • Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

  • Former Chair, Public Service Activities Committee, District of Columbia Bar

  • Washington Council of Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors; Former President

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