For more than 60 years, Stewart and Stewart has helped companies, farmers, and workers maximize their opportunities in the complex and rapidly changing world of international trade. Our practice areas include trade remedies (antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard cases), customs, import/export controls, economic sanctions and compliance, preferential market access, bilateral and regional agreements, and the World Trade Organization. The firm has also worked with Congress and the Executive Branch on a wide range of matters, ranging from international trade and competitiveness issues to intellectual property, health care, and federal grants. Whether representation is limited to a specific matter or requires strategic use of a broad range of legal and policy tools, Stewart and Stewart’s team of professionals is committed to helping its clients compete at home and around the world.
Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused litigation and business law firm that delivers innovative and strategic solutions to organizations around the world. Drawing on extensive industry knowledge and experience, we help clients achieve their business goals efficiently and cost-effectively.
At Husch Blackwell, teams of lawyers with a depth of experience within a particular industry work together, across practice specialties, to deliver comprehensive solutions to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our partners, associates and legal professionals collaborate closely on client matters, so that each client benefits from the collective expertise of the firm.
With offices in 18 cities across the U.S., Husch Blackwell has a heritage of a century of exceptional legal service.
Nicholas J. Birch is a Partner with Stewart and Stewart and has been with the firm since 2012. Mr. Birch has experience in a variety of international trade and legal matters including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, suspension agreements, export controls, bilateral trade and investment agreements, WTO dispute settlement, and international arbitration. Mr. Birch has represented clients before numerous agencies, courts, and international tribunals, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Court of International Trade, and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunals. Prior to joining Stewart and Stewart, Mr. Birch worked in researching and publishing on international investment and treaty arbitration. He also worked in finance and purchasing for a major international manufacturer. He has a JD/MBA with a certificate in WTO Studies from Georgetown University.
Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Currently, Nithya serves as a member of the U.S. Court of International Trade’s Advisory Committee where she is with reviewing and advising on the Court’s rules and procedures. Nithya has extensive experience with antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings in the United States and several other countries. She specializes in strategy related to trade remedy matters and has deep experience with all levels of trade remedies proceedings, having led and participated in numerous such proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ministry of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China, and before the European Commission.