AMS TRADE is known for its comprehensive, strategic legal counsel and its solutions that meet each client’s distinct commercial goals and objectives in international trade, customs, intellectual property law and federal court litigation and appeals.


From Our Managing Partner

“We listen to our clients, provide realistic legal analysis and practical evaluation, and develop strategies and solutions that advance business and budgetary requirements. I am proud of our teams’ skill in leading, as well as teaming and collaborating with other law firms to deliver maximum advocacy when and where it is needed the most. We have developed an impressive record of resolving IP and trade related matters of all kinds both efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Managing Partner


Our in-depth government experience results in fast, effective, and on point advocacy before federal regulatory agencies.

Our firm solves the most difficult client problems through working with myriad government agencies and tribunals, including the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“Their ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is very strong.”
– Chambers USA 2022

“The majority of AMS TRADE attorneys were listed among this year’s “Top 100” lists for Most Active and Best Performing categories.”
Patexia 2022

We worked in the very government agencies before whom we represent client positions today.

Many of our attorneys worked as legal counsel, examiners, or advisors to one or more of these government agencies and offer solid working relations with these agencies as a result. Our extensive and specialized experience in litigating import-related intellectual property, antidumping duty, countervailing duty, and customs cases is manifest in responding to international trade concerns rapidly and accurately. We are equally competent in the areas of intellectual property prosecution, protection, and federal litigation.

“Extremely dedicated to this field of law. Second-to-none in terms of expertise and track record.”
– Legal 500 US Edition 2022

We have immediate access to key staff in federal regulatory agencies.

Our attorneys know the legal and decision-making processes of the array of federal agencies. We understand each agency’s unique procedures and requirements so our clients do not invest in us to learn at their expense. Our Washington, D.C. location allows us to foster and maintain productive working relations with important agency staff to represent our clients more effectively.

“As a boutique firm for international trade, the AMS team works effectively, efficiently and closely, which is unlike the style of some BigLaw with multiple offices across the world.”
– Chambers USA 2022

We offer a vast network of experts and contacts.

Our close relationships with prominent economic and legislative consultants, accounting firms, allied professionals, and other trade industry constituents provide our clients with additional and expanded options for business and legal support. Our foreign language capabilities and international connections allow us to help clients develop business relationships, commercial investments, and opportunities, worldwide. We also maintain strong bonds with correspondent law firms in many foreign countries to ensure legal counsel is delivered in real time.

“AMS is a brand; it is the people who create the reputation. We like to work with them and will work with them in the future.”

“Their commercial awareness and ability to deliver to budget and overall value for money are very strong. Their service levels and responsiveness is very strong and very good.”
– Chambers USA 2022

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