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Courtney Gayle Taylor

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Courtney Gayle Taylor supports international trade clients through antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, customs, export controls, and economic sanctions and embargoes.

Courtney guides international clients through the difficult challenges facing an increasingly globalized market, assisting in meeting regulatory hurdles, challenging opposition in the nation’s designated trade courts, and navigating them through administrative proceedings.

Courtney’s export control work includes helping clients manage risks arising in international transactions that involve hardware, software, technology, and services subject to the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other federal regulatory controls. She has advised and assisted American organizations with due diligence in acquisition of businesses in Russia, Ukraine, and Jordan. Courtney has also advised and assisted in export compliance management program development for companies in defense, plastics, and heavy machine industries.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Courtney worked for a boutique international trade law firm in Washington, DC. While earning her J.D., Courtney interned at both the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program. Courtney was engaged in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society as Captain of the Frankfurt Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration Moot Court team at American University and as a semi-finalist in the William & Mary Negotiation Tournament. She was also staff member of the American University International Law Review, in which she wrote her note on investor state dispute settlement in the Transpacific Partnership Agreement.


J.D., American University, Washington DC
J.D., University of Ottawa
B.A., University of Mississippi


Member, Society for International Affairs

Member, Customs and International Trade Bar Association



State Bar Licenses

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit