B.F.A., Southern Methodist University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law
Michael House is a partner and Firmwide Co-Chair of the International Trade & Transactions Practice of Perkins Coie LLP, a leading international law firm. Over a 30-year career in international trade law, Michael has been counsel in numerous complex and precedent-setting international trade disputes. He advises and represents clients in all aspects of trade remedy investigations under U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard laws, as well as advising clients in bilateral and multilateral disputes before the World Trade Organization and in U.S. trade investigations under Section 332 and 232. Michael also counsels clients on Customs issues involving import transactions including entry, classification, valuation and origin marking, and on U.S. international trade policy including free-trade agreements, trade negotiations and investigations of market access and import competition. He also counsels on sanctions, export licensing and export control matters. Michael regularly represents clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of State and other federal and local agencies. He has served as the lead litigation counsel in cases brought before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael represents clients in a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including such major industries as semiconductors, steel, consumer electronics, paper, chemicals and textiles, and involving exports from a wide variety of countries including Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and the Philippines.