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David B. Sessions

Associate

Washington, DC
 
 
 

How David Helps Clients

David works to help U.S. manufacturers—especially those whose financial performance has been negatively impacted by the presence of low-priced imports in the U.S. market—improve their ability to successfully compete with foreign substitutes in the U.S. market by advocating on their behalf in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a member of the firm’s International Trade & National Security practice group, David works on a team that is purpose-built to use federal antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) laws for the benefit of U.S. manufacturing companies that have been harmed by unfair import competition.

At his previous firm, David represented both petitioners and respondents in AD/CVD proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, drafted or co-drafted the full range of legal documents called for during AD/CVD investigations and administrative reviews, and developed the legal and technical skills to effectively advocate on behalf of clients in the context of these proceedings.

David has experience advising clients on an assortment of other trade-related matters, including Section 301 duties, product-specific import license and permit requirements, payments and refunds of Customs duties, compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) reporting requirements, and exposure to civil penalties stemming from noncompliance with reporting requirements, among other things.

Additionally, David has experience independently investigating claims and drafting complaints on behalf of clients—including a complaint brought in the U.S. Court of International Trade on behalf of an importer seeking to challenge CBP’s denial of the importer’s administrative protest of supplemental duties—which has provided him with an informed understanding of what it takes for clients to successfully litigate their claims. 

What Clients Can Expect

David strives to provide his clients with the highest quality legal service by delivering clear-cut advice and impactful solutions based on the most thorough, exhaustive assessment of the legal context in which clients find themselves. In particular, David aims to ensure that clients are presented with every available option forward and are well-equipped to make decisions based on a complete picture of the legal landscape they may need to traverse to reach their goals.

Outside the Office

Outside of the office, David enjoys playing golf, going to Washington Nationals baseball games, and trying his best to stay in shape by lifting weights or jogging around Washington D.C.