How Mert Helps Clients
Mert Ermen Arkan has experience helping domestic and foreign entities on a wide range of international trade related issues, and has extensive experience navigating AD/CVD proceedings, and advising on Section 301, Section 232, and Section 201-related issues. Mert has drafted legal documents submitted on behalf of his clients to the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Court of International Trade, and the World Trade Organization. He has also helped clients, based both in the United States and abroad, navigate various domestic and international Customs administrative processes, including tariff classifications, petitions for remission of liquidated damages, and CBP audits.
What Clients Can Expect
Mert’s experience handling multiple clients with overlapping AD/CVD investigations at his prior boutique law firm enabled him to develop a broad and streamlined skillset – Mert can serve as a “one-stop-shop” and has the necessary competencies to complete all necessary data analysis, drafting, and administrative work needed for his active cases. Clients take assurance in the fact that Mert has the knowledge to complete the job from “nuts-to-bolts” and is sensitive to the scope and shape that they’d like their representation to take.
I’m a tireless advocate for my clients – at the end of their case, they will walk away knowing that their attorney assiduously and creatively stood up for their interests to the best of his ability.
Outside the Office
Mert likes playing pick-up soccer and spending time with his wife exploring the various cultural and culinary options D.C. and the surrounding region has to offer. He is partial to both beer and wine flights, but does not profess to know much in depth about either.
- Coordinated collection of factual background information, drafted corresponding legal documents, and prepared all data analysis for multiple, successfully initiated, antidumping duty Petitions brought before the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission.
- Drafted and delivered opening statements, witness testimony, and closing statements for import injury proceedings before the International Trade Commission.
- Has served as lead drafter for nearly all different types of legal documents submitted in the course of AD/CVD investigations and administrative reviews by the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission (g., questionnaire responses, all stages of briefing, scope ruling requests, changed circumstances review requests, etc.).
- Able to leverage his educational experience with Econometrics and Excel to layer additional quantitative arguments to his legal strategy.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2018, WTO Certificate; CALI Award – American Legal History; Journal of Law and Public Policy – Editor
Duke University, B.A., 2015, Political Science; Double Minor in Turkish and Economics
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of International Trade
Custom and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)