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Mark R. Ludwikowski


Washington D.C.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1300 South
Washington, DC 20004
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J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington DC
B.A., Catholic University of America, Washington, Washington DC, Political Science and Business Administration
Jagiellonian University, International Business and Trade Summer Law Program
State Bar Licenses
District of Columbia
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade

Mark R. Ludwikowski


Mark R. Ludwikowski's expertise focuses on diverse international trade and customs law matters and the cross-border movement of goods and services. Using professional experience from prior U.S. government and corporate counsel positions, he devises efficient solutions to the global business needs of his clients, which include governments and some of the largest multinational corporations as well as manufacturers, retailers, importers, exporters, and corporate executives.

For more than 20 years Mark has counseled companies and governments on a broad range of trade remedy actions, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, safeguard proceedings, and recently Section 232 investigations. He has successfully represented clients in numerous ADD/CVD cases, including multiple zero percent rates and product exclusions.

Mark also advises clients on customs transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, including seizures, detentions, notices of action, tariff classification, product marking and labeling, valuation and preference, focused assessments, C-TPAT, foreign-trade zone matters, drawback,
copyright and trademark protection, export controls and enforcement related to the Export Administration Regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, trade benefits, travel screenings, and watch lists.

With respect to hazardous materials compliance, Mark has handled numerous matters involving global hazmat standards and regulatory approvals (e.g., DOT, ICAO, IATA) for the transportation of explosives, lithium batteries, and other dangerous goods. He also assists companies in maintaining compliant business practices by conducting due diligence investigations and drafting and implementing compliance manuals.

Mark represents clients before U.S. agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, as well as federal courts. He also handles compliance matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the departments of State, Transportation, and the Treasury, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Fluent in Polish, Mark also advises companies on cross-border transactions, particularly with respect to Central and Eastern Europe.

Speaking Engagements

  • "NAFTA: Is there life in it yet or will it be “ripped up”?; Michigan Manufacturers Association, MFG Law Summit, Dearborn, MI, February 22, 2018.”
  • Trade Under Trump: Big Changes May be Ahead for Trade Remedies and Antidumping Rules (May 30, 2017)


  • Quick Caller, "China Strikes Back On U.S. Tariffs," April, 2018.
  • Quick Caller, "Steel and Aluminum Tariffs- Section 232 Exclusion Primer," March, 2018
  • Quick Caller, "Blast From the Past: Steel and Aluminum Imports Face Tariffs and Quotas Under a Revived Trade Remedy," March, 2018
  • The United States Court of International Trade, 19th Judicial Conference Speaker, “Ethics and Legal Practice: Challenges For Trade Lawyers,” November 2016
  • Georgetown University International Trade Update Speaker, “Who is the “Exporter”-? – How to Ensure the Proper Rate for Your Client,” February 2016
  • E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, “Services Trade: The US and the International Services Agreement Plurilateral,” February 2013
  • E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, “United States Claims Victory In First Round Of WTO Dispute With China Over Electronic Payment Services,” August 2012
  • E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, “Ongoing Battle Over Access To Chinese E-Payments Market,” August 2011
  • E-Commerce Law Report, Costco Wholesale Corp. v Omega S.A., NO. 08-1423 US Supreme Court, November 2010 – Control of Importation Through Copyright Law, November 2010
  • E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, “The Chinese e-payment market: a WTO challenge?” May 2010
  • Law360, “What's In Store For Ethanol Trade?” September 2009
  • Scrap, “Does Buying American Violate U.S. Trade Agreements?” May 2009
Customs and International Trade Bar Association - Secretary