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  1. International Law: 25%
  2. General Practice: 25%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
  4. Intellectual Property: 25%



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Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Seven Saint Paul Street, Suite 1500
Baltimore, MD, 21202-1636


DCActive 199707/05/2016
NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named a "Rising Star"Euromoney Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation2009
AV Peer Review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Named a "Rising Star"Euromoney Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation2008
Gold Award RecipientU.S. Congressional Award (Public Law 96-114)N/A
Silver Award RecipientU.S. Congressional Award (Public Law 96-114N/A
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Chair of the Global PracticeWhiteford Taylor & Preston2006 - Present
N/APaul Hastings2002 - 2006
Legal Advisor - Resident in VietnamUSAID Grantee2000 - 2000
N/APowell Goldstein1998 - 2002
N/AKaye Scholer1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Appointment (term expires 12.31.2013)District Export Council Member2009 - Present
Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore) (Finance Committee)Board of Directors2009 - Present
Wrangler’s Law Club (Baltimore)Member2009 - Present
Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP)Board of Advisors2008 - Present
CIEC at the George Washington University Law SchoolNon-Resident Research Associate2006 - Present
University of Baltimore Law SchoolAdjunct Professor2007 - 2008
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (competitive selection process - served twice)International Trade Expert2000 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal TimesA Healing Justice (with Joseph Morales)2008
ASAE NewsletterBusiness and Arbitration in China - Practical Guidance2007
The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Analysis, ed. By P. Macrory et. al., vol. I (three volume reference work)Implementation and Enforcement of Dispute Settlement Decisions pp. 1341-1371 (with Andrew Shoyer and Eric Solovy)2005
Legal Times MagazineA Drinking Water Duel2004
Journal of CommerceAuto Regimes Riding on Empty?1999
Berkeley Journal of International LawAll Fall Down: The Treaty Power in the Clinton Administration (with Phillip R. Trimble)1998
Michigan Journal of International LawPolicing Illicit U.S. Business Actions Overseas (reviewing Jeffrey P. Bialos et. al., The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1997)) (with Paula Stern)1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CambridgeN/AM.Phil in International RelationsN/A
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Towson University LectureExpanding Your Business Globally2009
Panel DiscussionExpanding Public Sector Business Globally2009
Invited SpeakerManaging Risk and Responding to Legal Issues Abroad: A Workshop for the Senior International Officer2009
Invited SpeakerContinuing Professional Development Programme: Intellectual Property in the Obama Years - How It May Affect Hong Kong and China (for 2.0 hours credit)2009
Invited SpeakerWorkshop: U.S. Intellectual Property and Trade Policy: the Outlook for the Obama Years2009
Invited SpeakerWorkshop: U.S. Trade Policy Under the Obama Administration - an overview and specific areas relevant to Hong Kong2009
Invited SpeakerWorkshop: U.S. Trade Policy Under the Obama Administration - an overview and specific areas relevant to Shenzhen2009
Environmental Business Opportunities in VietnamVietnam’s Accession into WTO and Environmental Implications for Industry2009
Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2)Member, Judges' Panel, Regional Round-North America2008
ModeratorLive at the ITC: First Annual Forum on Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 19302008
ModeratorSierra Leone And Its Drive To Justice2008
Invited SpeakerU.S.-Vietnam Joint Commission Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation2008
Invited SpeakerExport Basics: Regulations, Sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices2008
Invited SpeakerIP, ITAR, & Deemed Exports: Legal Issues in Building Research Partnerships2008
Invited SpeakerChecklist for International Business2008
Moderator - Spring MeetingImproving IP Enforcement: the U.S. Government's Approach2007
IP Conference, Ocean Tomo's Fall Live IP Auction SummitIntegrating Your IP Strategy With Your Overall Business Strategy in China2007
Invited SpeakerLicensing, Litigating, and Adjudicating IP (in Seoul, Korea - with U.S. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Northern District of California)2007
Invited Speaker2007 America & China Small & Medium Sized Business Conference2007
Invited SpeakerTrendCasting: What Asian Biotech Trends Mean for U.S. Investors2007
Invited SpeakerWTO and International Legal Issues2006
Invited SpeakerPolicy Roundtable for Uganda (in Munyonyo, Uganda for senior government officials)2006
eZ Publish ConferenceThe Legal Issues of Doing International Business (Skien, Norway)2006
Tillar House LectureDebunking the Anti-Environmental Myth of the NAFTA2005
Invited SpeakerSection 421 Overview: Presentation of the China-Specific Safeguard and Its Implementation (for visiting judges)2004
Invited SpeakerThe Morning NAFTA - Examining the Environmental Implications of the NAFTA2004
Invited SpeakerSection 337 Investigations: Certain Coamoxiclav Products, Intellectual Property Law, Policy & Administration (in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) (training for judges)N/A