Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Hires Former U.S. Department of Commerce Analyst
WASHINGTON - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney continues to expand its international trade and national security practice with the addition of Jacob Garten, a specialist in its Washington, DC office. He represents clients in trade remedy matters, such as antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, and other aspects of international law.
“We are excited to welcome Jacob to the firm,” said Daniel Pickard, shareholder and chair of Buchanan’s international trade and national security practice. “With his experience at the U.S. Department of Commerce, he has a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and how to help them achieve their objectives. We all are looking forward to working with him.”
Garten previously worked as an International Trade Compliance Analyst in the U.S. Department of Commerce conducting AD and CVD investigations, reviews and circumvention inquires for more than five years. Notably, he worked on the CVD investigation of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada and the AD investigation of Quartz Surface Products from China.
“I am focused on leveling the playing field for U.S. manufacturers that are losing market share or suffering lower profits to obtain relief against unfairly-priced imports,” said Garten. “I am excited to join Buchanan and Dan’s team to continue that work for U.S. industries.”
Garten joins a growing practice area for Buchanan. Since starting the international trade and national security practice in March 2022, the firm has added Milton Koch as a strategic consultant, as well as David Sessions, Mert Arkan and Claire Webster as associates to the 12-person practice group. Led by Pickard, the group has also secured victories for U.S. industry including a 5-year extension on the AD order on Phosphor Copper from Korea, an affirmative determination in the “sunset review” of the suspension agreement on lemon juice from Argentina, and they played an integral role in the investigation that resulted in the U.S. Department of Commerce decision to revoke Russia’s status as a market economy.
Buchanan’s international trade attorneys represent the interests of U.S.-based companies and manufacturing associations, helping them obtain relief against unfairly priced imports. The group also helps clients anticipate and navigate the often complex and nuanced laws and regulations governing international trade.