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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Haynes and Boone Of Counsel Ed Lebow has won asylum for a 36-year-old Cameroon native who endured arrest, torture, rape and the retaliatory murder of her husband and uncle in response to her participation in political activities associated with the Union Democratique du Cameroon. >>



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U.S. Actions Demonstrate that National Security Concerns Are a Risk, But Not a Certain Roadblock, to Chinese Investments: Good Advice, Careful Planning and Smart Execution Are Critical

The Exon-Florio Amendment gives CFIUS and the President the power to block or order divestitures before approving a "covered transaction," meaning any merger or takeover of a U.S. company that results in foreign control and that threatens to impair U.S. national security. >>



Edward M. Lebow

Counsel

Washington, D.C.


800 17th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20006-3962
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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Harvard University, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • State of New York Court of Appeals

Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
Edward M. Lebow

Ed Lebow is counsel and leader of the firm's International Trade Practice Group. Mr. Lebow serves his global clients with broad experience and sharp, targeted, cost-effective advice. He has a history of successfully gaining substantial relief for U.S. industries injured by dumped or subsidized imports. He is equally adept at defending foreign companies in such actions. Mr. Lebow is also experienced in export controls and sanctions law as well as in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and customs matters. He has long-term personal and business ties with Japan, as well as Japanese language facility.  He is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Mr. Lebow was formerly an Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission, focusing on antidumping, countervailing duty and Section 337 cases. He also headed the ITC’s Section 337 office, responsible for enforcement of U.S. intellectual property rights, including patents.

Mr. Lebow's practice has included the following matters:

  • Won several import relief cases for major U.S. chemical companies and producers of industrial gases, with high penalty duties imposed on dumped and subsidized imports from China and other countries.
  • Successfully defended Indian, Japanese, Korean and Mexican manufacturers of numerous types of products, such as textiles, steel, high strength plastics, heavy electric equipment, intricate machinery and consumer electronics in U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty and Section 337 proceedings.
  • Administered a cost-effective export licensing program for a U.S. exporter of high technology controls for aircraft and armored vehicles.
  • Defended a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese machine tool manufacturer in a defense criminal investigative service inquiry into allegations of false claims under the Buy America Act.
  • Prepared an export compliance program for a U.S. manufacturer of classified defense electronics.
  • Guided a Japanese manufacturer of retail systems equipment in achieving a highly desirable outcome of a U.S. Customs Service transfer pricing audit.
  • Achieved complete victory for a Japanese manufacturer of printers before the American Arbitration Association against a $40 million claim for allegedly defective products.
  • Counsels a multinational trade association and a major U.S. consulting company with international operations on U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Formerly Chair, and currently Senior Advisor, Asia/Pacific Committee, Section of International Law)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.

Selected Representative Experience


Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of High Pressure Steel Cylinders from China, Int'l Trade Comm'n Inv. Nos. 701-TA-480 and 731-TA-1188; Dep't of Commerce Case Nos. A-570-977 and C-570-978
Helped obtain a unanimous final affirmative antidumping and countervailing duty determination from the ITC on behalf of Texas company Norris Cylinder Company, a subsidiary of diversified manufacturer TriMas Corporation. The ITC found that Norris was injured by cylinders subsidized by the government of China and dumped into the U.S. market by producers in China.

Export Licensing - Healthcare Software Manufacturer
Represented a healthcare software manufacturer in the classification of its software products and prepared contract language to ensure customer compliance with U.S. export controls.

Hewlett-Packard Company v. Wistron Corporation
Defended international computer company in patent infringement lawsuit.

Export Licensing - Optical Networking
Represented a leading European optical networking manufacturer in the classification of its hardware and software products and advised on export controls compliance issues for its international sales.

Export Licensing - Electronic Payment Software Company
Represented an electronic payment software company in the classification of its software products and advised on export controls compliance issues for its international sales.

Antidumping Review of Portable Electric Typewriters from Japan
Represented Japanese office and retail systems equipment manufacturer in connection with U.S. Department of Commerce administrative review of antidumping duty order on portable electric typewriters and subsequently in U.S. Customs audit and commercial matters related to imports of computers, printers and business and retail systems.

Export Licensing - Israeli Defense Electronics Manufacturer
Represented a leading Israeli defense electronics manufacturer in several ITAR investigations before the DDTC.

Representation of Developers of Night Vision Equipment
Represented developers of night vision equipment in connection with export regulatory planning.

In the Matter of Certain Screen Printing Machines, Vision Alignment Devices Used Therein, and Parts Thereof (337-TA-488, Speedline Technologies, Inc. v. Ekra GmBH and Ekra America, Inc.)
Represented Ekra GmbH, and its U.S. subsidiary, Ekra America, Inc., in connection with investigation of certain screen alignment devices for the production of computer circuit boards.

Antidumping Investigation of Industrial Nitrocellulose
Successfully prosecuted antidumping case and ITC Sunset Review on behalf of Hercules Incorporated against imports of industrial nitrocellulose from Brazil, China, France, Germany Japan, Korea and the United Kingdom, with penalty duties of up to 78 percent.

Antidumping Investigation of Polyvinyl Alcohol from China, Japan and Taiwan
Successfully prosecuted antidumping case on behalf of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. against imports of polyvinyl alcohol from China, Japan and Taiwan.

Antidumping Reviews of Large Power Transformers from Japan
Represented Fuji Electric in connection with U.S. Department of Commerce administrative reviews of antidumping duty order on large power transformers from Japan, as well as related appellate litigation.

In the Matter of Certain High Intensity Retroreflective Sheeting (337-TA-268, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. v. Seibu Pollymer Chemical Co., Ltd. and Seibulite International, Inc.)
Represented Seibu companies in connection with allegations of infringement of patent covering retroreflective backing in highway signage.

In the Matter of Certain Personal Computers and Digital Display Devices (337-TA-606, Hewlett –Packard v. Acer, Inc. and Acer America Corporation)
Represented Wistron Corporation, a leading Taiwanese original design and computer manufacturer, in connection with investigation concerning allegations by Hewlett Packard Corporation of patent infringement by Acer Inc. for which Wistron manufactures several laptop models.

Antidumping Investigation of Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden
Successfully prosecuted antidumping case on behalf of Hercules Incorporated against imports of purified carboxymethylcellulose (also known as cellulose gum) from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden, with on-going annual duty reviews.

In the Matter of Certain Phenylene Sulfide Polymers and Polymer Compounds and Products Containing Same (337-TA-296, Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Kureha Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. and Hoechst Celanese Corp.)
Represented Kureha Chemical Industries in patent infringement case involving high-strength plastics.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Reviews of Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India
Represent Tata Steel in connection with U.S. Department of Commerce administrative reviews of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India.

Online Publications

04/02/2013 - U.S. Solicits Public Comments on Negotiating Objectives for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
The Obama Administration has announced its intention of entering into negotiations with the European Union (“EU”) for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) aimed at achieving a substantial increase in transatlantic trade and investment between the world’s two largest economies.

03/14/2013 - U.S. Actions Demonstrate that National Security Concerns Are a Risk, But Not a Certain Roadblock, to Chinese Investments: Good Advice, Careful Planning and Smart Execution Are Critical
The Exon-Florio Amendment gives CFIUS and the President the power to block or order divestitures before approving a "covered transaction," meaning any merger or takeover of a U.S. company that results in foreign control and that threatens to impair U.S. national security.

01/18/2011 - Immigration and Export Control Compliance: Is Your Organization Ready to Answer a “Technical” Question?
February 20, 2011, will bring a significant additional burden for many employers using the H-1B, H-1B1 Chile/Singapore, L-1 or O-1A category to sponsor a worker. Petitioners, even those entities not typically involved with technology subject to U.S. Government export rules, will be required to make an export control compliance statement under penalty of perjury on USCIS Form I-129.

04/14/2010 - New Development in Foreign Anticorruption Law: The United Kingdom’s Bribery Act Reaches Far Beyond the British Isles
On April 8, 2010, the United Kingdom adopted The Bribery Act, and all U.S. companies with operations in the U.K., that employ U.K citizens, or that engage in activities involving U.K. facilities or resources, such as British bank accounts, should take note.

02/01/2010 - Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Hits Keep Coming
On January 19, 2010, the Department of Justice pulled back the curtain on its largest prosecutions of individuals in the history of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). About 150 agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 22 individuals and executed 14 search warrants in the United States and United Kingdom. Those arrested are believed to represent about 16 companies involved in the foreign bribery investigation.

01/14/2008 - The Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007

07/27/2007 - Predictable Rules Once Again Govern Foreign Investment into the United States