Secured Presidential Action to Support Domestic Aluminum and Steel to Protect National Security
Fostered public support and awareness for presidential action to implement "Section-232" relief for steel and aluminum imports. This resulted in vital presidential trade enforcement actions to protect the U.S. defense industrial base.
Ensuring Critical Infrastructure Supports American Workers
Successfully shaped and advocated for inclusion of critical “Buy America” requirements for our largest federal-aid water infrastructure programs. Since enactment of those requirements, the American water infrastructure industry has invested significant sums in support of expanded production and good jobs across the country.
'Unprecedented' Commerce Action in Trade Case
Successfully advocated for unprecedented U.S. Commerce Department action to impose higher dumping margins on imports of steel pipe used in oil extraction from South Korea. Without action by Commerce, Korean steel pipe would continue to use unfairly priced Chinese steel to undercut American producers.
Shaped Patent Reform Efforts to Protect American Innovators
Led successful effort coordinating activities of domestic producers and labor to ensure that patent reform would promote continuing investments in domestic research and development. Firm’s strategic management resulted in substantial changes to initial draft legislation culminating in Congressional passage and the President's signature.
Leadership in Compelling Action on New Trade Enforcement
Protecting our Nation's Vital Defense Industrial Base
Developed and coordinated a multi-faceted political and public relations strategy that successfully convinced the President to file a World Trade Organization case against illegal Chinese automobile and auto-part subsidies.
Coordinated and contributed to high-level analysis of the security of our nation's defense industrial base. Those efforts resulted in the identification of strategic vulnerabilities that were and can be further addressed by domestic manufacturers. With this expertise, the firm has become a leading strategist regarding transactions under the purview of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Addressing Climate Change for American Workers
Developed, coordinated, and participated in a successful effort to ensure that energy and climate legislation included a comprehensive transition assistance package for manufacturers that contained a border adjustment enforcement mechanism. Continues to ensure that this key piece of the puzzle is retained in any and all energy and climate packages.
Unparalleled Success in Driving Vital Trade Enforcement
Successfully advocated on behalf of the United Steelworkers earning a favorable ruling against China’s shipments of well over a billion dollars of automobile tires into the U.S. market. This victory helped to protect thousands of American jobs and promote domestic investment in the industry.