Benjamin O. Kostrzewa is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He counsels clients on international trade and related regulatory matters, including matters before the World Trade Organization dispute settlement body, subsidy allegations, import proceedings, market access issues, free trade agreements, countervailing duty proceedings, local content requirements and export restraints. He also works on trade and government relations matters in emerging markets, including sub-Saharan Africa, Cuba, and China.
Prior to joining McDermott, Ben was Assistant General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he represented the United States at the WTO in dispute settlement matters, provided legal guidance and policy analysis on the U.S.-EU free trade agreement, WTO accessions, matters related to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Haiti and the U.S. preference programs in the Caribbean and Africa. Ben also has experience assisting U.S. companies with resolving economic disputes with the Chinese government.
Ben received his J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, where he was executive articles editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.