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Irene Chen

Irene Chen

Of-Counsel / International Trade Law

Ms. Irene H. Chen has practiced international trade law in the Washington D.C. area for the last 12 years. Ms. Irene H. Chen is now in private practice representing foreign producers and U.S. importers after four years as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Chen’s work at the Commerce Department included advising the Import Administration division on its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. Ms. Chen also represented the United States in international trade litigation matters, including cases at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the World Trade Organization. Ms. Chen’s most recent case at Commerce before her departure was the litigation involving Pneumatic Off the Road Tires from China, both at the U.S. Court of International Trade and at the World Trade Organization.

While at Commerce, Ms. Chen served as a legal advisor to the Customs Liaison unit of the Import Administrative, rendering legal advice on matters pertaining to Customs import rulings. Ms. Chen also served as senior counsel to the Statutory Import Programs Staff, and evaluated the antidumping and countervailing duty laws of several foreign countries for compliance with the Agreement on the Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and the Agreement on Safeguards.

Mark has taught and lectured in law faculty settings in China, Turkey, and the USA on topics including WTO law, international business transactions, U.S. contract law, and international arbitration. He has also presented training and information on U.S. AD and CVD proceedings to industry groups and foreign government officials in the U.S., China, and most Latin America countries. Mark has also authored several articles for academic and professional publications discussing aspects of U.S. AD and CVD investigations and related litigation.

Ms. Chen’s work at Commerce also included advising the Office of Textile Agreements regarding provisions in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.(CAFTA) and the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA).

Prior to her work at the Department of Commerce, Ms. Chen served as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she advised the Commission on matters pertaining to injury determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.

Prior to her government positions, Ms. Chen worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Chen worked with many Mandarin Chinese speaking clients on commercial litigation matters.Ms. Chen also worked as a summer associate at a large Tennessee law firm, Baker Donelson Bearman and Caldwell, LP, in matters involving real estate, corporate, tax, and health care legal issues.

Ms. Chen spent a summer working at a Taiwanese law firm, Ding & Ding, where she worked on international business disputes and negotiations involving Taiwanese and Japanese multinational corporations. Ms. Chen has traveled extensively throughout China and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.