For more than 50 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.
Raj Bhala is Senior Advisor at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, with 136 offices in 57 countries.
University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth is a public institution founded in 1895. It is a tier 1 research university, located about 60 miles south of Boston and 29 miles east of Providence, RI, that offers more than 50 fields of undergraduate study and more than 35 master's degree programs, including those in the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts School of Law, and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The university, often called UMass Dartmouth, also offers a ranked fine arts program in its College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Jennifer M. Smith is a partner of the Law Offices of Stewart and Stewart and a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. She has experience in a variety of international trade law matters, including economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, customs, anti-boycott, trade adjustment assistance, and international and bilateral trade agreements and dispute resolution processes.
Ms. Smith has represented clients before numerous agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Department of State, Customs and Border Protection, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Labor. She also assists clients in performing import and export compliance reviews and due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions transactions. Ms. Smith has clerked at the United States Court of International Trade.
Raj is the Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is Senior Advisor to Dentons U.S. LLP. Raj practiced at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he twice won the President’s Award for Excellence, thanks to his service at UNCITRAL. A Harvard Law School graduate, he completed Masters degrees at LSE and Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and an undergraduate degree at Duke as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. Raj is author of one of the world’s leading textbooks in international trade law, and the first treatise on GATT in nearly 50 years. He is the first non-Muslim American scholar to write a textbook on Islamic Law. His newest book is on TPP. “On Point” is his monthly column, which BloombergQuint (India) publishes (www.bloombergquint.com). Please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Bhala.
Dr. Nikolay Anguelov is Assistant Professor in the department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has a Ph.D. in Policy Studies, Regional Economic Development concentration, an MPA and a MS in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. His research is interdisciplinary with a focus on international trade and diplomacy. Dr. Anguelov is the author of The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impacts on Environment and Society (CRC Press), Policy and Political Theory in Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments (Palgrave Macmillan), and Economic Sanctions vs. Soft Power: Lessons from North Korea, Myanmar and the Middle East (Springer).