International trade has undergone a transformation in recent years. What are the legal issues confronting practitioners today and what will the future hold? Judge Timothy Reif sits on the U.S. Court of International Trade in lower Manhattan and presides over a busy docket. His perspective has been formed by experience negotiating trade deals, policing international trade obligations for the U.S. government, and drafting and passing trade legislation in Congress. Join us for a presentation that will be of interest not only to international trade practitioners, but for those interested in the future of our global economy.
Timothy M. Reif is a judge on the United States Court of International Trade. The U.S. Court of International Trade, established under article III of the Constitution, has nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions arising out of the international trade laws of the United States. From 2017 to 2019, Judge Reif served as Senior Advisor to the United States Trade Representative. From 2009 to 2017, he was the General Counsel for the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. From 1998 to 2009, Judge Reif served as Chief International Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to this appointment, Judge Reif worked as Special International Trade Counsel at Dewey Ballantine, LLP. From 1993 to 1995, Judge Reif served as Trade Counsel to the Ways and Means Committee. From 1989 to 1993, Judge Reif served as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Judge Reif also litigated or supervised the litigation of numerous disputes under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). From 1987 to 1989, Judge Reif served as Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. International Trade Commission. From 1985 to 1987, he served as an associate with the Washington office of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Since 2015, Judge Reif has been Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and has also served as Visiting Lecturer at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (2017, 2012, 2008, 2004) and at Georgetown Law School (1995-2007). Mr. Reif received his JD from Columbia Law School and his MPA and AB degrees from Princeton University. He is married to Desiree Green and they are the parents of Paul, Anna, Sarah and Clare. They live with their two Airedales, Winston and Clementine.
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