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Barnes Richardson has an open position for a legal assistant/trade specialist in its Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities include; Assist with the preparation of filings for the USDOC, USITC, USCIT and USTR, Case management for Trade Litigation, Assist with Customs Import, Export Control, and Sanctions compliance; Perform research at the Department of Commerce Central Record Units and Library of Congress; Monitor Congressional and federal agency activity for developments impacting international trade, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in multiple projects at once while performing a variety of administrative and substantive tasks. The position presents an excellent opportunity for anyone with a background or interest in international trade.

Must have an excellent understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel. Requires a Bachelor's degree with a preference for economics, international studies, or public affairs, but other majors will be considered. Firm offers competitive salary which is commensurate with experience and benefits and is convenient to the Metro. Foreign language ability is not required, but is desirable. For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Lacey Frost at lfrost@barnesrichardson.com

Barnes/Richardson is always seeking lawyers and trade professionals with a demonstrated strong interest in customs and international trade law. Experience, particularly government service, is preferred but not necessary. Excellent academic credentials and writing ability required. Foreign language proficiency, particularly Chinese, Spanish or Japanese, is a plus. Applicants should be admitted in the jurisdiction where they hope to work or able to sit for the next scheduled bar exam. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to the partner listed below for the relevant office:


Sandra L. Friedman

475 Park Avenue South
25th Floor
New York, New York 10016


Tel: (212) 725-0200
Fax: (212) 889-4135
Email: sfriedman@barnesrichardson.com

David G. Forgue

303 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1020
Chicago, Illinois 60601


Tel: (312) 565-2000
Fax: (312) 565-1782
Email: dforgue@barnesrichardson.com


Matthew T. McGrath

11 DuPont Circle, NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036


Tel: (202) 483-0070
Fax: (202) 483-0092
Email: mmcgrath@barnesrichardson.com

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