Kristen focuses her practice on representing and defending clients in antidumping and countervailing duty matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and other federal agencies. She also advises clients regarding customs, export controls and sanctions.
Because of her prior experience, she has the ability to explain the regulatory process to her clients in a way that makes it easier to grasp, which allows her to more efficiently assist them in addressing investigations and related issues.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kristen was an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance at the DOC. In that role, she primarily litigated numerous antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving countries around the globe before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
She was also a special assistant general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she supported the defense of U.S. antidumping duty methodologies in significant World Trade Organization disputes, negotiated with outside counsel representing industry in Section 302 petitions, and edited the annual Special 301 Report on foreign trade barriers for U.S. content producers.
During law school, Kristen served as an intern and expert consultant for the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and as a summer associate at a Washington, D.C., international trade law firm.
Kristen is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of the District of Columbia and is working under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar pending her admission.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) Young Lawyers Committee
Articles in the National Law Review database by Kristen E. McCannon