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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Role of Currency Manipulation in Trade Remedies

Start Date: 4/28/2021 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/28/2021 7:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual

Organization Name: WIIT

Mary Simpkins
Email: info@wiit.org
Phone: (202) 869-3775

Join GATT DC (LGBT Professionals in International Trade) and WIIT (the Association of Women in International Trade) for a discussion on the Department of Commerce’s regulations and practice on currency manipulation. William Isasi (Covington & Burling LLP, Of Counsel) and Stacy Ettinger (K&L Gates, Partner) will provide relevant history and context for the currency undervaluation issue within the trade remedies context and help unpack the mechanics and future direction of this interesting area of law and policy.


  • William R. Isasi, Covington & Burling LLP, Of Counsel
  • Stacy J. Ettinger, K&L Gates, Partner


William Isasi is Of Counsel at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience advising governments and companies on all aspects of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and World Trade Organization (WTO) litigation. In private practice, he has represented companies in the consumer products, aircraft, steel, oil and gas, chemical, agrochemical, paper, and ball bearing industries, and successfully secured low antidumping and countervailing duty tariffs for his clients. He also advises U.S. companies on the viability of petitioning for antidumping or countervailing duty orders. He joined the firm after serving as an Assistant Chief Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance. In that role, he provided extensive legal advice on trade enforcement to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and other Department officials.

Stacy J. Ettinger is a Partner with the global law firm K&L Gates. Ms. Ettinger is based in Washington DC and co-leads the firm’s international trade practice. She has over 25 years of experience working with U.S. and foreign businesses and foreign governments on international trade and investment legal, regulatory, and policy matters. 
Ms. Ettinger advises U.S. and foreign companies operating across a diverse range of sectors including manufacturing, energy (LNG, solar, wind), infrastructure, and maritime, in various geographic regions including Europe, Asia, and the Arctic. Her practice covers international trade, investment, and regulatory matters, including trade investigations, tariff actions (232, 301, 201), supply chain strategy, customs actions, national security reviews of foreign acquisitions and investments (CFIUS), free trade zones, bilateral and multilateral negotiations, market access issues, international IP, and food/product standards. 

Ms. Ettinger represents clients in regulatory proceedings before government agencies and helps companies advance their policy objectives while navigating the complex statutory and regulatory framework that governs their business. She also assists stakeholders, including industry and government entities, to evaluate potential challenges and opportunities at the state and local levels and to develop and execute federal and state advocacy strategies.

Ms. Ettinger joined K&L Gates in 2016 after serving for over nine years as senior legal and policy advisor to United States Senate Democratic Leader, Charles Schumer, on trade, investment and regulatory matters. 

Prior to her work in the United States Senate, Ms. Ettinger served for 15 years as a trade negotiator, legal and policy advisor, and litigator at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she represented the United States in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations (WTO Doha Round, U.S.-Chile FTA, CAFTA-DR, Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), NAFTA, U.S.-China S&ED), investigated and litigated unfair trade practices (dumping, subsidies) involving industrial and agricultural products, and managed complex federal rulemaking projects (including implementation of the WTO Uruguay Round). Ms. Ettinger also represented the United States in more than 30 appearances in World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings.

Ms. Ettinger has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University since 2007, where she teaches an advanced seminar on International Trade Remedies and the WTO. She is active in various trade-related professional organizations, including as Board Member of the Trade Policy Forum. Ms. Ettinger writes and speaks frequently on international trade and investment issues. 

Ms. Ettinger is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and the American University Washington College of Law. 

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