Adams Lee, Attorney

"With the proper perspective and actions, international trade law and policy issues can transform a difficult problem into a unique business opportunity."
 
Adams Lee

Adams Lee is a skilled international lawyer with more than twenty years experience providing strategic advice and legal guidance on complex international trade and administrative regulatory matters to US and foreign companies, trade associations, and foreign governments. He has advised companies in a broad range of industries on international trade remedy and trade policy issues and helped develop arguments to advance their interests, manage their risks, and create competitive opportunities in US and global markets.

Adams brings a wealth of knowledge to Harris Bricken’s international trade practice. He is adept at quickly evaluating strategic options and developing the best comprehensive legal approach in light of relevant policy and case law. Beyond achieving significant DOC and ITC results that improve our clients’ competitive position, Adams helps our clients understand complex trade issues so they can make well-informed business decisions.

Adams spends his free time exploring all that Seattle and the Northwest have to offer.

More About Adams

Speaking Engagements

“Trump’s Trade War: Tariffs, Deals, What’s Next?” – Deutsche Bank International Investor Mission,  Deutsche Bank – New York, NY, October 13, 2018

“International Trade Under Trump” – Korea Summit & China-US Trade Showdown: Impact on Washington Business, True World Group, Seattle, WA, May 17, 2018

“WSCR: Guangxi Delegation – Regulatory Challenges in International Trade” – Washington State China Relations Council, Seattle, WA, July 12, 2017

“NAFTA 2.0: U.S.-Canada Trade Issues” – American Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver, BC Canada, June 13, 2017

Softwood Lumber Trade Dispute (Version 2.0): How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Get Off This Ride?,” American Chamber of Commerce – Canada, Vancouver, BC, October 4, 2016.

Publications

CIT 2013: A Review of Appeals from the International Trade Commission, 46 Georgetown Journal of International Law 125 (2014).

Recognition/Honors

Senior Symposium Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University

President, Student Bar Association, New York University

cum laude, Harvard University (1989)

Professional Experience

International Trade Attorney, Harris Bricken (2016)

International Trade Counsel, White & Case (2004-2016)

International Trade Associate, White & Case (1995-2004)

International Trade Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (1994-1995)

Clerk for Judge Richard W. Goldberg, U.S. Court of International Trade (1993-1994)

Memberships

New York State Bar Association (1993)

District of Columbia Bar Association (1994)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1996)

US Court of International Trade (1996)

Washington State Bar Association (2016)

Education

  • Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1989)
  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1993)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2016
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1996
  • US Court of International Trade, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • New York, 1993

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Taiwanese (oral proficiency)