Lawrence Schneider is head of the firm's International Trade practice. His 40 years of experience have included representation of clients in a full range of litigation, arbitration, international trade, customs, legislative, and policy issues, including disputes under various import laws.
Mr. Schneider has more than 30 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 has been involved not only in the legal proceedings but also in the political, legislative, and public relations aspects of international trade controversies.
Mr. Schneider also advises 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 is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by publications such as Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy; The Legal 500 US 2015 for Litigation: International Trade; The International Who's Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers 2014; and The Best Lawyers in America 2016 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 year-long study, and in February 2010 issued an Executive Summary and full report totaling 350 printed pages for the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration on "Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Efficiency, and Professionalism in the Adjudication of Removal Cases." Mr. Schneider was recognized for his commitment to pro bono immigration work by The National Law Journal, which named him to its 2010 list of "Champions & Visionaries."
Government Contracts Law360. Also ran in Aerospace & Defense Law360, International Trade Law360, New Jersey Law360, New York Law360, and Public Policy Law360.
- 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