J.D., American University Washington College of Law
B.A., Butler University
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Jeff is the Executive Director of the Trade Analytics Group (TAG) at Wiley Rein – a group focused on analyzing critical trade data in trade remedy proceedings at the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission. With seventeen years of experience in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, he is a leading expert at recognizing the key issues that generate dumping margins and has a long history of developing winning strategies in huge, multi-million-dollar trade cases.
As an International Trade Compliance Analyst at Commerce for four years, he gained advanced knowledge of the practical applications of AD/CVD laws, regulations, and procedures and possesses an in-depth understanding of the complicated workings of trade cases within the government.
Having worked all angles of AD/CVD cases, his unique skill set combines the technical expertise of determining full compliance with Commerce questionnaires and SAS margin analysis with the legal ability to recognize, brief, and argue the complete range of issues at Commerce and the Court of International Trade. His knowledge of the legal framework, ability to parse court precedent, and comprehensive understanding of Commerce’s intricate calculations and practices has resulted in successful challenges in numerous trade cases, such as the complete revision to Commerce’s duty drawback methodology. At Wiley, his strategic guidance on when and how to push key issues and aptitude to develop the record with pertinent supporting information has led to successful outcomes affecting many U.S. industries. As head of TAG, he has used those skills to ensure that Wiley Rein’s trade practice is effectively engaged with Commerce in vigorously enforcing U.S. trade laws and increasing our clients’ market share and profitability.
- Handles all aspects of antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Assists clients in crafting responses to Department of Commerce and USITC questionnaires.
- Counsels clients on export control, customs, fraud, and liquidation issues.
At Commerce, was involved in nearly every type of AD/CVD proceeding and led sales and cost verifications in both market and non-market countries.
Awarded a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding performance in drafting large sections of the 2002 Suspension Agreement on Mexican Tomatoes and negotiating with the Mexican government and the Mexican and U.S. tomato industries.
Prior to joining Wiley Rein, worked for eight years in the private sector on an array of antidumping and customs issues.
- International Trade Compliance Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce (2002-2006)
News & Insights
- November 16, 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
- May 19, 2015 | ARTICLECommerce Examining Korean Chaebols Affiliation for the Welded Line Pipe from Korea AD InvestigationAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogJeffrey O. Frank, Maureen E. Thorson
- May 19, 2015 | ARTICLETreasury Should Assess the Purpose of Korea’s Currency ManipulationAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogJeffrey O. Frank, Maureen E. Thorson
- October 16, 2014 | ARTICLEWho Manipulates Their Currency? Treasury says No OneAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogJeffrey O. Frank
- October 9, 2014 | ARTICLEIs There a Trade Remedy When Good Employees Sell Secrets to a Competitor?American Trade & Manufacturing BlogJeffrey O. Frank
- August 21, 2013 | ALERTInternational Trade Commission Releases Comprehensive Study on the Role of Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global EconomyTimothy C. Brightbill, Jeffrey O. Frank
- August 6, 2013 | PRESS RELEASEWiley Rein Commends Important U.S. Victory at the World Trade Organization, Which Strikes Down Chinese Trade Case Retaliation Against U.S. Chicken Products Industry