In the complex landscape of customs and international trade law, litigation is a specialized discipline that frequently involves intricate federal statutes, regulatory frameworks, and international accords. Neville Peterson’s thirty-five years of litigation experience encompasses representation before judicial bodies such as the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Whether engaged in disputes over customs duties, trade remedies, or cannabis issues in the context of international trade, the firm offers a comprehensive suite of legal services designed to safeguard business interests and resolve disputes in a judicious manner.
Litigation often represents a last, albeit sometimes indispensable, recourse. Whether the issue at hand is challenging a federal agency’s determinations or defending against government enforcement actions, Neville Peterson’s industrious and practiced litigators excel at navigating the intricacies of customs and trade law within the confines of the judicial system.
U.S. Court of International Trade
Neville Peterson specializes in representing clients before the U.S. Court of International Trade, an Article III Court uniquely positioned to handle disputes involving customs duties, trade remedies, and intellectual property enforcement at the border. With intricate knowledge of tariff classifications, valuation methodologies, and trade remedy laws, we offer tailored legal strategies to address each case’s unique complexities.
Whether challenging duty assessments, litigating the scope of antidumping and countervailing duties, or forcing publication of new drawback regulations, Neville Peterson is committed to guiding clients through every procedural step to achieve our goal, which invariably is to deliver favorable outcomes that protect your business interests while ensuring compliance with relevant trade laws and regulations.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Neville Peterson provides comprehensive litigation services at the appellate level, specifically before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This court has jurisdiction over appeals from the U.S. Court of International Trade and certain federal agency appeals concerning trade matters. Our experienced appellate litigators are committed to rigorously preparing briefs and oral arguments. While we often handle cases from their inception, we also occasionally take on appeals initially managed by other firms. In every instance, our goal is to serve as both legal representatives and strategic advisers, fully aware of the far-reaching implications that appellate decisions can have.
Other Judicial Forums
Neville Peterson also offers its legal services in a range of other judicial forums. Federal district courts are commonly the venues for handling trade-related matters under various federal statutes, including but not limited to the False Claims Act. While these cases may not fall under the specialized jurisdiction of trade courts, they often involve similarly complex legal issues. Additionally, the firm extends its litigation services internationally, with experience in cases before the United Kingdom’s First Tier and Upper Tier Tax Tribunals, particularly for classification disputes. Our overarching goal in each of these forums is to provide comprehensive representation while safeguarding clients’ interests, domestically and internationally.