Juan J. Garcia is an associate attorney practicing at the intersection of international trade litigation, intellectual property theft, and regulatory compliance.
Juan leverages his experience in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government to develop innovative litigation strategies, regulatory compliance programs, and strategic trade policy advice. His experience includes Section 337 and Title VII antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), post-remedy enforcement before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Juan has also been involved in agency rulemaking proceedings under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). He understands the spectrum of tools available in the international trade space and leverages them to find solutions for clients in diverse industries.
Prior to joining the firm, Juan worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he evaluated statutory and regulatory compliance across various Congressional Committees and executive branch agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Copyright Office. Prior to GAO, Juan interned with GAO’s Office of the Inspector General and the White House Domestic Policy Council under the Obama Administration, where he worked on immigration policy and the President’s Task Force on New Americans, an interagency effort to develop a coordinated federal strategy to better integrate immigrants into our communities.
During law school, Juan worked as a summer associate at a large law firm in Texas. He successfully represented underserved clients as Chief Counsel of the SMU Dedman School of Law’s Civil Clinic and was a 1L Practice Pro Diversity Scholar and Deason Center Scholar.
Juan frequently publishes articles on international trade issues, public policy, and other legal topics. As a first-generation lawyer, he enjoys giving back to his community through pro bono representation initiatives and involvement in electoral campaigns.