Lizbeth R. Levinson

(202) 828-2339
Partner
(202) 828-2488 Fax
Liz.Levinson@KutakRock.com

Ms. Levinson has more than 25 years of experience as an international trade lawyer practicing before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has represented multinational corporations, U.S. importers and retailers impacted by antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, safeguard measures, cross-border patent and trademark infringement disputes under section 337, and various Customs matters including tariff classification of imported goods, valuation, prior disclosures and deemed liquidation issues. Ms. Levinson also has advised clients with respect to country of origin issues under NAFTA, substantial transformation, duty-free treatment under the General System of Preferences, scope exclusion issues and alleged circumvention of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Ms. Levinson’s recent work has focused on international trade disputes involving companies in China and India.

Ms. Levinson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. In addition to handling domestic litigation in French, she communicates in Spanish with Latin American clients in numerous antidumping cases involving products from Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina.

Ms. Levinson is admitted to all courts in the District of Columbia and Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Some of her experience includes:

  • From China, serving as lead counsel in more than 30 antidumping cases involving merchandise as diverse as plywood, preserved mushrooms, magnesia carbon bricks, activated carbon, laminated woven sacks, small diameter graphite electrodes, frozen warmwater shrimp, wooden bedroom furniture, steel nails, wire decking and garlic.
  • Representing clients in India in more than 15 antidumping cases involving merchandise such as pigment dispersions, carbazole violet pigment, pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand, steel wire rope, phosphonates, preserved mushrooms and glycine.
  • For the past six years, representing several members of the Indian shrimp industry in the antidumping case of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India.
  • Representing both foreign and U.S. corporations in patent infringement cases at the International Trade Commission brought under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 involving complex products such as forensic devices, composite wear components, cigarette lighters, prophylactics and starters and alternators.
  • Representing two major Chinese corporations in an international antitrust dispute over exports of bauxite which currently is being litigated in the Western District of Pennsylvania and at the World Trade Organization.
  • Part of a team successfully representing CEMEX during several years of complex and often heated litigation involving cement imports into the United States.