How Milton Helps Clients
Milton provides analysis to domestic producers in trade remedy litigation, with a particular emphasis on antidumping investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a Certified Public Accountant and a former analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Milton Koch supports trade litigation clients by developing legal strategies based on in-depth analysis of complex financial data. He has taken a primary role in numerous trade cases providing creative and novel legal solutions to address issues ranging from the business structure of multinational companies to unique subsidy schemes of foreign governments. He serves as an analyst in cases across a number of industries, including manufacturing, finance and investing. He also assists clients in research matters relating to economic sanctions, national security, and litigation.
I enjoy fixing problems for clients and working to keep manufacturing in the United States.
What Clients Can Expect
Milton is deftly able to apply his government experience working on high profile antidumping and countervailing duty cases to current client matters, as well as offer a unique perspective on non-market and market economy cases. Clients appreciate his ability to distill complex information into actionable insights on international trade and financial matters. Milton takes the time to thoroughly learn an industry and its unique issues. Milton provides both industry-wide big-picture views combined with detailed company and product specific analysis.
Outside the Office
Milton enjoys hiking with his wife Michele and dog Sansa, experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, and exploring all D.C. has to offer.
- One of three employees out of over one thousand in the International Trade Administration to receive a merit promotion in 2018 for outstanding personal and professional performance.
- Twice received the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the highest award available at the Department of Commerce for work on high profile AD/CVD investigations.
- Assisted in successful antidumping and countervailing investigations on freight rail couplers from China.
- Assisted in successful antidumping case on agricultural product from Brazil and South Africa.
- Successfully led effort to change Russia’s economy status back to a non-market economy ("NME") in antidumping proceedings further affecting imports from Russia. This change marks the first time a country’s status has changed to a NME since the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
- Argued numerous trade cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce in regard to the extent of unfair pricing by foreign producers.
- Provide economic and corporate analysis for national security matters - establishing ultimate ownership of companies and tracing supply chain relationships.
- Advise on bills in Congress to strengthen fair trade enforcement and the impact on Commerce's calculation methodology for tariffs.
- Advised on litigation tangentially related to international trade such as malpractice and legal/data analysis for appeals.
American University Kogod School of Business, M.S., Accounting
Macalester College, B.A., Economics and Japanese