Jonathan T. Stoel

Jonathan T. Stoel

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 6634

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Japanese

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"[Jonathan's] practice runs the gamut from advising foreign governments in policy negotiations and international trade disputes to helping major companies challenge U.S. duties in the courts."


Multinational companies facing international trade and other complex international disputes look for specific experience in the courtroom and in arbitration. So do investors enmeshed in investment disputes. Jonathan Stoel has the experience to support clients in these challenging circumstances.

A partner in the firm's International Trade and Investment and International Arbitration practices, Jonathan handles complex matters involving treaty-based claims, international investment protections, public international law, and international trade and customs issues. He also provides guidance on the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Jonathan helps clients in many industries, including the steel, pharmaceutical, energy, agriculture, and consumer products sectors. He represents claimant investors in investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its additional facility, as well as in ad hoc arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Jonathan also develops strategies for clients to avoid protracted and costly investment dispute settlement proceedings.

Jonathan regularly represents companies in international trade administrative proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). He also litigates appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Jonathan has resolved international trade disputes through arbitration before panels constituted pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Jonathan provides customs law guidance to clients on classification, valuation, tariff preference, and other issues. He has first-chaired client defenses in customs regulatory audits, prior disclosures, and penalty and forfeiture proceedings.


Awards and recognitions


International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide), Rank 5
Chambers USA


International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA)
Chambers Global


Board of Trustees, Thurgood Marshall Academy


MVP, International Trade


International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide), Recognised Practitioner
Chambers USA


International Trade
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

2016-2017, 2019-2020

Dispute Resolution: International Trade, Recommended
Legal 500 US


Rising Stars, International Trade
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Top 10 Rising Stars Under 40, International Trade


Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Tahirih Justice Center

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2001

A.B., Dartmouth College, 1996


Chair and Vice Chair, International Trade Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association

Chair, Legislation Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association

Member of the Board of Advisers of the Georgetown Journal of International Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Representing the government of Ontario in the world's largest countervailing duty dispute, including U.S., NAFTA, LCIA, and WTO proceedings and appeals.

Secured a victory at the U.S. ITC for Simcoa and Wacker in the Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.

Representing one of the largest producers and exporters of solar products, and one of the largest solar project developers in the United States in several solar trade disputes.

Representing a U.S. uranium enricher company in trade proceedings before the DOC and ITC, and secured favorable determinations in 2017 to continue the investigations.

Advising Kinder Morgan on its exclusion requests from the Trump administration's national security tariffs on steel.

Secured a complete victory for Bearing Art Corp. in the pending U.S. antidumping duty investigation of tapered roller bearings (TRBs) from Korea.

Representing Nestlé USA and Nestlé Waters North America before the Office of the United States Trade Representative in a Section 301 proceeding.

Representing a multinational company in investor-state arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules.

Represented Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota before the International Trade Commission and in subsequent court appeals.

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