Cassidy Levy Kent Creates John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowment

February 22, 2016 —

Georgetown Law has received a $300,000 gift from the law firm Cassidy Levy Kent in memory of the firm’s partner John D. Greenwald, who passed away last year. The John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowment will support student writing awards and an annual lecture on international trade law.

The John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowed Fund will be managed by the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) and will support a lecture series accompanying one of Georgetown’s premier international trade events, the International Trade Update. The International Trade Update routinely attracts some of the most important decision-makers in the field; this year’s event will be held at Georgetown University Law Center on February 25 and 26.

“We are deeply honored to receive this generous gift from Cassidy Levy Kent,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “The endowment will allow us to continue the outstanding work John did in the field of international trade law. There will be countless generations of students who will receive the writing award in John’s name. I can’t think of a more fitting tribute.”

As deputy general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Greenwald negotiated ground-breaking antidumping and subsidies agreements during the Tokyo Round of Trade Negotiations, and he implemented those agreements when he became the first head of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Import Administration.

 During his 30-plus years of private practice, Greenwald was a central figure in most of the major trade disputes argued before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panels. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, Greenwald taught classes in International Trade Law, including a graduate seminar on Unfair Trade Practices.

“John was the very best of what a Washington lawyer should be,” said Cassidy Levy Kent Partner Charles Levy. “He combined all the great legal skills in representing his clients and, perhaps most importantly, John was one of the most likeable trade lawyers in Washington. All of us at Cassidy Levy Kent are very excited that Georgetown Law and the IIEL will help all his friends in the trade bar remember John, his extraordinary career and the contributions he made to the practice and development of international trade law.”

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