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Jay Smith

Jay Smith is a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation, insurance recovery, and antitrust groups. He has represented clients in a wide variety of high stakes commercial lawsuits, including as lead trial counsel for policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters. Mr. Smith has also successfully represented clients in major matters involving long term supply contracts, fraud, trade secrets, false advertising, ERISA, and antitrust. His experience extends to administrative litigation, international arbitrations, and mediation.

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National Security Tariff Investigation Targets Steel-Based Components of Electrical Transformers

The Commerce Department on May 4, 2020, announced a new investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, examining whether “laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation into transformers, electrical transformers, and transformer regulators are being imported into the United States in such quantities or … Continue Reading

Suniva Requests Global Safeguards For U.S. Solar Industry Under Section 201

On April 26, 2017, the U.S.-based solar manufacturer Suniva, Inc. filed a petition for global safeguards with the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”). In particular, Suniva requests the imposition of tariffs on solar cells and the establishment of a minimum price for solar modules imported into the United States. The petition was filed under Section … Continue Reading