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Dan Pickard Shares Best Practices for Litigation Before the Court of International Trade

August 3, 2015

Daniel B. Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, was quoted extensively in an article published July 31 in Law360 about best practices for litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT).

Among the recommendations in the article, Mr. Pickard said that it’s important to be mindful of timelines, which can vary depending on the agency involved.

“There are unique and different timelines for jurisdiction in the CIT, so you need to be aware of those,” Mr. Pickard said. “There are different rules regarding summons and complaints and different rules regarding a challenge to a final [U.S. International Trade Commission] determination as opposed to a preliminary determination.”

Mr. Pickard also recommended that attorneys confront potentially damaging precedent before it is brought up by opposing counsel or the court.

“If there is negative precedent out there you've got an obligation as an officer of the court to make them aware of it,” Mr. Pickard said. “But then as an advocate for your client, you can make an argument as to why it's not applicable in this case.”

To read the entire article, click here.