Joseph W. Dorn

Joe Dorn

is the founding partner of King & Spalding’s International Trade Practice Group. According to Chambers Global (2011), which gave Mr. Dorn its highest rating (Band 1), Mr. Dorn is “one of the top trade lawyers in the world,”who “works to the highest standards.”His practice focuses on international trade disputes in the United States, foreign countries, and before the World Trade Organization.

Chambers USA (2011, 2012 and 2013) also gave Mr. Dorn its Band 1 rating, quoting clients as praising “the immense standing in which he is held,”his “political savvy,” the fact that "he's respected by the agencies and the judicial system," calling him "one of the deans of the trade remedies bar," and singling him out as “one of the best attorneys around—he has an impeccable reputation for trade issues.” Mr. Dorn also has been cited as a top practitioner of international trade law by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers; Who’s Who Legal, and The Legal 500. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

In the United States, Mr. Dorn has successfully pursued trade remedy actions on behalf of U.S. industries against imports from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, and other countries. He has handled a wide variety of trade remedy investigations, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, safeguard cases, and Section 337 cases (patent and trademark infringement) on behalf of a wide array of industries (e.g., cement, steel, crude oil, welded steel pipe, tires, laminated woven sacks, thermal paper, magnesium, tobacco, furniture, plastic bags, cookware, stainless steel sinks, stoves, beef, skateboards, paint brushes, raspberries).

Mr. Dorn also has successfully handled many NAFTA and WTO dispute settlement proceedings, and has argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He speaks frequently at seminars in Europe, Asia, and the Americas on customs and trade law issues, and at judicial conferences of the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has testified before Congressional Committees concerning international trade legislation.

Recent Publications, Presentations and Seminars

“Settlements in the United States Court of International Trade: Practices and Policies,” Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 19, (Spring 2011). Chairman, December 2012 Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of International Trade

Co-Chair, March 2013 Seminar on Best Practices in International Trade and Customs Litigation; Challenges at the Leading Edge, presented by Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Federal Circuit Bar Association

“Combating Injurious Imports,” presentation to Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, April 2013

“The Role of the State of China’s Economy,” seminar presented at Confederacao Nacional da Industria Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2013

“International Trade Remedies: What A General Counsel Needs To Know,” presentation to American Forest & Paper Association’s General Counsel’s Resource Committee, April 2013

“China’s Current Industrial Policies And Implications For North American Manufacturers,” webinar presentation, October 2013

“China’s Current Industrial Policies And Implications For North American Manufacturers,” presentation to Plumbing Manufacturers International, October 2013

Moderator, “Judges Roundtable,” 2013 International Trade and Customs Litigation Conference presented by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, November 2013

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) International Trade/WTO and 2) Global Disputes
Law School J.D., University of Virginia
Admitted Year 1974
Education A.B., University of North Carolina
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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