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Mark B. Lehnardt | U.S.A

Mark B. Lehnardt | U.S.A


Mark Lehnardt is the founder of the U.S. law firm, Antidumping Defense Group, and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a juris doctorate degree, both from Brigham Young University. His practice focuses on international trade remedies, primarily U.S. trade investigations, in which he counsels foreign producers and U.S. importers in antidumping, countervailing duty, and import injury investigations, along with their related administrative proceedings and litigation.

Mark’s international trade practice began with a two-year clerkship with the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”), followed by four years as an international trade attorney in the U.S. Department of Commerce (“USDOC”), where he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Antidumping Committee at the WTO. Mark’s international trade remedies experience spans several countries and industries (including Aluminum Extrusions, Anti-Friction Bearings, Calcium Hypochlorite, Coated Free Sheet Paper, Color Televisions, Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products, Drill Pipe, IQF Raspberries, Ironing Tables, Kitchen Appliance Shelving & Racks, Lemon Juice, Oil Country Tubular Goods, Off-the-Road Tires, Passenger Vehicle & Light Truck Tires, Polyester Staple Fiber, Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, Shrimp, Sodium Nitrite, Solar Panels, Standard Steel Fasteners, Steel Wire Garment Hangers, Welded Steel Pipe, Wooden Bedroom Furniture). And his trade remedy litigation experience includes litigation before the CIT, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the WTO Dispute Resolution Body.

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.

Mark previously worked as a commercial litigation associate defending natural-resource industries; as in-house at a multinational corporation overseeing international-corporate, international-trade, and Latin America legal affairs; and continues his relationship with Lehnardt & Lehnardt, LLC, a firm that has a 40-year history helping foreign companies (including Daimler-Benz, AEG, and Sinopec) structure and manage the corporate, tax, human resources, and commercial real estate aspects for their U.S. subsidiaries and other investments.