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Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm's practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.
Matthew R. Nicely is a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s International Trade and Customs practice group. His practice covers the full range of the U.S. trade regulatory regime, including trade policy, trade remedies, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and anti-corruption laws (FCPA). He also advises clients on opportunities and risks presented by international obligations under bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade and investment agreements, including the World Trade Organization (WTO). Matthew has represented clients across multiple industries in antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard litigation, as well as the business implications of day-to-day trade and customs regulation. Relying on his knowledge of WTO agreements, he counsels clients on whether actions taken by member governments comply with WTO Agreements, on implementation procedures under U.S. law, and on methods for resolving trade disputes, including through formal dispute settlement. Matthew has represented clients before multiple U.S. agencies and U.S. courts, including in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, International Trade Commission, and U.S. Trade Representative and appeals before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is an adjunct law professor at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.
John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
He has litigated hundreds of cases before United States courts, especially the United States Court of International Trade and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has also argued cases in the courts of several foreign countries.
Steve Jones has represented corporations and industry associations in international trade matters for over 25 years. He specializes in representing petitioners in antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations and reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Jones has served as lead counsel to petitioners in some of the largest and most complex cases involving imports of wooden bedroom furniture, pure and alloy magnesium, coated and uncoated paper, aluminum extrusions, and flat-rolled steel. He has successfully argued cases on appeal at the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Jones also represents clients in NAFTA and WTO dispute settlement, advises importers on compliance with U.S. customs law, and represents clients on a wide variety of trade policy issues.