Adams Lee, 律师

"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 risk, and create competitive opportunities in the US and global markets.

Adams brings a wealth of knowledge to Harris Bricken’s international trade practice. With a keen focus on China-related matters, 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. The legal work he enjoys the most involves problem-solving in trade cases where the results make a meaningful impact for his clients.

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

More About Adams

Speaking Engagements

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.

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)


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

President, Student Bar Association, New York University

cum laude, Harvard University (1989)


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)

Published Articles

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

Practice Areas


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

Bar & Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1996
  • US Court of International Trade, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • New York, 1993


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Taiwanese (oral proficiency)