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R. Kevin Williams



130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 1987
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, 1987, Advanced Legal Studies
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 1976
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U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade

R. Kevin Williams


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R. Kevin Williams is a Member in Clark Hill’s Customs and International Trade Law practice group. He practices Customs and International Trade Law focusing on all aspects of the import and export process including tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, export licensing, country of origin determinations, country of origin marking, intellectual property protection, anti-dumping/countervailing duty cases including representation before the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, and retaliatory actions such as those taken under Section 301. Kevin also advises clients on export licensing and Anti-Boycott/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and he develops comprehensive import and export compliance programs.

Kevin received both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois in 1976 and 1987, respectively, and received a Diploma in Advanced Legal Studies from the McGeorge School of Law’s Program in Salzburg, Austria in 1987. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1987, and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1988. In 1989, he was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

He is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations, and the Customs & International Trade Bar Association. Kevin also speaks German.

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International Trade Commission Opens Applications for Tariff ReliefNew Trade Case on Imports of Certain Glass Containers from ChinaNew Trade Case on Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from Korea, Mexico, and OmanNew Trade Case on Staples from Korea, China, and TaiwanDeadline Approaching to Comment on Additional China TariffsImportant China Tariffs Update - List 3 Exclusion RequestsNew Trade Case on Imports of Certain Quartz Surface Products from India and the Republic of TurkeyTariffs For Third Tranche of Goods From China to Increase to 25% on May 10, 2019New Trade Case on Imports of Vertical Metal File Cabinets from the People’s Republic of ChinaNew Trade Case on Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from the Republic of TurkeyNew Trade Case on Imports of Ceramic Tile Products from ChinaNew Trade Case on Imports of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from ChinaNew Trade Case on Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China, India, Taiwan and ThailandNew Trade Case on Imports of Acetone From Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and SpainNew Trade Case on Imports of Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, China, and MexicoNew Trade Case on Imports of Aluminum Wire and Cable from ChinaNew Trade Case on Imports of Steel Wheels from ChinaTrade War Intensifies Over $200 Billion In Chinese ImportsIt Is Official - U.S. Issues 25% Tariff On Chinese ProductsUSTR's Section 301 Tariff List Targets Multiple Chinese IndustriesSection 232 Tariff Exclusion Process ExplainedSection 201 Solar Trade Case Injury DeterminationThe Future of NAFTA: Rip it up or Renegotiate?U.S. EPA Issues Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Import & Export - Effective December 31, 2016
The Future of NAFTA May Be Up To CongressJeff Van Winkle and Kevin Williams Quoted in MiMfg Magazine: Michigan in the Global Economy, October 20155 Tips for Food Cos. Looking To Outsource Production By Jonathan Boulahanis & Kevin Williams in Law360
WEBINAR: "New Trade Case on Imports of Plastic Decorative Ribbons from China"Webinar: Moving People and Material: Understanding core US employment, immigration, and importation issues when moving foreign nationals
Clark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams’ Co-Published in Association of Corporate Counsel’s Docket MagazineClark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams to Co-present at the 2019 Michigan Minority Procurement Conference Clark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams to Present at Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association Spring Supply Chain Summit & Showcase Clark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams quoted in the Chicago Tribune article, “Consumers, already stung by rising prices, could get socked by Trump’s tariffs”Clark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams Appeared on CLTV Politics Tonight, “How Trump Tariffs, Trade Deals will Impact Illinois”Clark Hill Attorneys David G. Ries, Kevin Williams and Mark R. Ludwikowski will be speaking at the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association on February 22, 2018Clark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams Presented at Illinois Manufacturers Association Trade SymposiumClark Hill Attorney R. Kevin Williams to Present at Center for International Law Programs 15th Annual Dominick L. DiCarlo U.S. Court of International Trade Lecture on April 20, 2017 in Chicago, ILClark Hill Attorney R. Kevin Williams Named Advisor to a member of the United States Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and NegotiationsClark Hill Attorney Kevin Williams to Speak at Seminar on Business Opportunities in Growing Pacific Alliance Countries in Latin America – Philadelphia, March 16, 2015Clark Hill Chicago Attorney Kevin Williams Elected to the Board of Directors of the Spirito! Singers