Thomas G. Allen Participates in PLI Briefing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP International Arbitration and Litigation Shareholder Thomas G. Allen will lead a one-hour Practising Law Institute (PLI) briefing titled, “Does the Recent WTO Decision Spell Trouble for Trump’s Tariffs and Open the Door for Further Legal Challenges?" The live webinar will take place May 7 at 1 p.m.

During the briefing, Allen will discuss the legal background of the Russia/Ukraine World Trade Organization case and the legal significance of the national security exception; the similarity between the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade “national security” exception and other multilateral trade agreements; the future impact of the recent WTO decision on pending cases involving the U.S.; and the potential for investor-state claims against the U.S. regarding tariffs.

Allen is one of the lead shareholders in Greenberg Traurig’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice.  His practice focuses on international commercial and investor-state arbitration and cross-border disputes.  Allen’s practice has a heavy focus on the Asia-Pacific region.  He splits time between Greenberg Traurig’s Washington D.C., Tokyo, and Shanghai offices.  Allen represents clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis on energy, manufacturing, construction, and aviation. He has wide-ranging experience in high-value international and U.S. arbitrations. Allen also litigates the enforceability of arbitration clauses and arbitration awards in U.S. Courts. He is a frequent lecturer on international arbitration topics and is a former adjunct professor in the international arbitration discipline.

Greenberg Traurig’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice comprises a multidisciplinary, globally integrated team that helps businesses avoid or resolve disputes efficiently and effectively around the world. The firm offers clients tailored services in harmony with their needs and for the specific transaction or dispute they are dealing with.

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