Robert DeFrancesco

Wiley Rein LLP

Robert is an International Trade partner at the Washington DC law firm, Wiley Rein LLP. Robert’s practice involves all aspects of international trade and trade remedy proceedings. His expertise lies in both U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and export control matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Robert has been recently named “International Trade MVP” by Law360 and one of DC’s “Super Lawyers” for International by Super Lawyers magazine.

In addition, Robert has represented numerous clients in both the Section 232 Aluminum investigation before the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the DOC and in the Section 301 investigation of China before USTR. Robert has also actively assisted in World Trade Organization (WTO) matters, providing advice regarding WTO obligations and dispute settlement proceedings for various clients and governments. Clients represented in these proceedings come from industries such as primary aluminum, aluminum extrusions, chassis, petrochemicals, steel, semiconductors, renewable energy, and consumer goods, involving products from diverse economies such as China, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Turkey.

Robert received his J.D., cum laude from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Georgia as a Presidential Scholar.