Chair, International Trade
Mr. Porter is a partner and chair of the International Trade group. He focuses his practice on international trade law.
Mr. Porter counsels clients on the myriad U.S. laws that affect the cross-border shipment of goods, including (a) trade remedy provisions (e.g. antidumping and subsidy), (b) export controls, and (c) Customs regulations.
Mr. Porter has assisted and defended numerous clients with exporting operations in China, Canada, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Mr. Porter has also been active in several WTO disputes across a range of issues. He also advises companies making submissions to CFIUS, and confronting international trade regulatory issues in their cross border M&A transactions.
Mr. Porter has particular expertise in assisting companies that need to import products from China. Working with Curtis' mandarin-speaking attorneys and local Chinese counsel, Mr. Porter helps clients maintain uninterrupted access to the U.S. and other markets.
Mr. Porter is ranked as a leading International Trade lawyer in both the US and in the Asia-Pacific region by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers USA. Chambers praises him as"extremely hard-working, tireless and committed to getting everything right", notes his "excellent reputation for handling high-profile matters” and describes him as “commended by both peers and clients for his extensive knowledge of respondent work in US trade remedies cases.” Mr. Porter is also recommended for his work in International Trade, particularly for his experience in East Asia, by Legal 500 USA.
COURTSU.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
Recognized as a leading lawyer in International Trade by Chambers USA