Neil R Ellis focuses his practice in the areas of international trade regulation and antitrust. In the international trade area, Mr Ellis has represented foreign and domestic companies, manufacturers, exporters, and importers before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, and the federal courts in import regulatory proceedings. He has represented clients in some of the most complex and controversial anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguards cases over the past 20 years involving products such as anti-friction bearings (Japan), steel (Netherlands, Russia, India, England), uranium (former Soviet Union), lumber (Canada), fertiliser products (Russia), and motion pictures (US/Canada). In highly political “non-market economy” cases, he has provided advice in the negotiation of suspension agreements to settle the anti-dumping disputes. Mr Ellis also advises companies and governments on the use of the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization to resolve trade disputes, particularly in anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
In the antitrust area, Mr Ellis counsels a range of clients, including multinational corporations and trade associations, regarding compliance with federal antitrust rules and has advised both US and foreign companies in the federal merger review process. He also represented companies involved in civil investigations by the Department of Justice and in federal and state private antitrust litigation.
Before entering private practice, Mr Ellis worked in the appellate section of the antitrust division of the Department of Justice, where he briefed and argued antitrust and administrative law cases in the US courts of appeals. Mr Ellis was also a law professor at Hofstra University, where he taught courses in the areas of international trade and maritime law.
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