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David J. Townsend


Associate, Perkins Coie, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Minnesota; Msc, London School of Economics; J.D., George Washington

David Townsend is an associate in Perkins Coie's Corporate practice focusing on international business. He has represented clients before the Department of Commerce, the International...

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David Townsend is an associate in Perkins Coie's Corporate practice focusing on international business. He has represented clients before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and U.S. courts in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. This includes investigations, annual and sunset reviews, scope proceedings, anti-circumvention inquiries, and new shipper reviews. He has advised clients in a variety of industry sectors, including various agricultural products, chemicals, energy, distilled spirits, financial and other services, polysilicon, solar cells and modules, and steel. In addition, David has worked on a variety of matters involving the World Trade Organization (WTO) and U.S. free trade agreements.

David also has extensive experience advising clients on U.S. sanctions, export controls, customs law and anti-corruption law. He assists with export licensing, compliance, enforcement matters and trade due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. David also counsels on supply chain management related to trade and corporate social responsibility laws.

As part of his pro bono practice, David has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Social Security Administration and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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"NAFTA Renegotiations: What’s at Stake for Retailers?," an opinon piece co-authored by Adjunct Professor David Townsend, in Chain Store Age, July 31, 2017.

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"NAFTA Renegotiations: What’s at Stake for Retailers?," an opinon piece co-authored by Adjunct Professor David Townsend, in Chain Store Age, July 31, 2017.

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