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Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice Receives Top Honors from Chambers USA for Eight Years in a Row

June 11, 2012

The 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice as one of the best in the country and practice chair Alan H. Price and partners Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. and Timothy C. Brightbill are named "Leading Lawyers" in their field.

Chambers reports the practice "offers an impressive depth of expertise in trade remedies and policy matters, particularly when it comes to acting for local companies and organizations as petitioners."  Highlighted is the firm's representation of Nucor Corporation in a sunset review which resulted in the extension of the suspension agreement covering hot-rolled flat-rolled steel from Russia.  The firm is recognized for its representation of the Association of American School Paper Suppliers on the ITC's sunset review of AD and CVD orders on certain lined paper from India, China and Indonesia.  In addition, Chambers cites the firm's domestic clients in the steel nails, hand tools and solar cells fields.

Sources tell the highly regarded directory that the group is "firing on all cylinders, and doing a lot of impressive, high-quality work," noting that "the team operated as a well-tuned engine, and brought us great results."

Chambers says clients describe Alan Price as an "excellent professional, very knowledgeable, and with vast experience in the field" and that he is "lauded by peers, who point to his leadership of the practice."

Tim Brightbill receives praise while leading a coalition of  U.S. solar companies in  a notable antidumping and countervailing duty case against China.  Peers "think enormously highly" of practice chairman emeritus Charles Owen Verrill, who "has a sterling reputation for his extensive experience across the board in trade remedies and policy work."

The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews of law firms' clients, colleagues and competitors.  Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process.

To view the full Chambers editorial, click here.

For more information, please contact Patricia O'Connell at 202.719.4532 or poconnell@wileyrein.com.