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Randolph J. Stayin

Randolph J. Stayin

Of Counsel

Washington, DC

How Randolph Helps Clients 

Randolph Stayin is Senior Trade Counsel in the Buchanan International Trade and National Security Practice Group.  He has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in international trade law and has held senior leadership positions in the Legislative and Executive Branches of the U.S. Government.  He most recently served as Vice Chairman and Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission and previously served as Chief of Staff and Director of Legislation to US Senator Robert Taft, Jr.  He represents and defends individual corporate clients, corporate alliance groups and national and international trade associations against unfair trade practices, including antidumping, countervailing duty, global safeguard, national security and GSP matters. He has successfully litigated many antidumping and countervailing duty cases, defending American and foreign producers against unfair manufacturing, unfair production and unfair import practices. He has forged extensive relationships with international trade leaders, American manufacturing leaders, and national and international trade association leaders and their members.

He is among an elite group of approximately 10% of all attorneys holding a Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent rating, a designation trusted worldwide for superior legal ability and the highest ethical standards.   


Prior to his Presidential appointment as Vice Chairman and Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, (ITC) Randolph achieved more than 35 years of international trade litigation success and legislative and regulatory advocacy experience in international trade law, trade policy and regulatory compliance.  As an attorney in private practice, he represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including investigations, sunset reviews, administrative reviews, scope reviews, and anti-circumvention investigations.

For Buchanan, he provides trade litigation leadership and strategic advice to clients on a wide range of trade policy and trade regulation matters.  In addition, he conducts global safeguard investigations under section 201, investigations of unfair trade practices under section 301, section 232 national security investigations, and investigations related to the Generalized System of Preferences.  He has litigated appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) dispute resolution panels. 

Randolph also advises and consults with many trade association clients, advising association leaders and members on a range of nonprofit issues, including legislation, policy, trade, contracts, corporation, employment, technical standards, and antitrust matters. 

Earlier in his career he served as Chief of Staff and Director of Legislation to U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., of Ohio. In that role he was a key advisor on proposed legislation and policy implementation, serving as the Senator’s lead adviser in negotiating the passage of key trade legislation, leading key legislative and political campaigns, and managing the Senator’s legislative, political, and support staffs on Capitol Hill and in Ohio.

What Clients Can Expect 

Randolph has achieved a high level of trade litigation success.  He is widely recognized as a proven trade litigator of superior skill, high ethical standards and strong client commitment. 

My commitment to my clients’ success is personal, strategic and proven many times over.