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Axel S. Urie

Axel Urie is a member of the International Trade and Customs Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Washington, D.C. office. He is experienced in trade remedy and customs matters, including litigation for domestic importers, producers, and foreign exporters.



  • Representation of the asset management unit of Seoul, Korea-based Mirae Asset Financial Group before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in obtaining CFIUS clearance within the statutory minimum CFIUS 45-day review period for Mirae’s $5.8 billion acquisition of a 15-hotel portfolio in the United States from Anbang Insurance Group Co--the single-highest price tag for an overseas alternative investment by a Korean company. The luxury hotels include JW Marriott Essex House New York, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Montage Laguna Beach, Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Hotel Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Four Seasons Arizona, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, InterContinental Chicago, InterContinental Miami, and The Westin St. Francis San Francisco.
  • Advised on Section 232 Tariffs on Imports of Aluminum and Steel. Achieved Exemptions on Behalf of Many US Producers of Finished Steel and Aluminum Products.°
  • Advised on Section 301 Tariffs on Imports from China.°
  • Provided Support in Litigation Regarding False Claims of Origin Under the Lanham Act and the False Claims Act. °

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Urie prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Summer Associate, INPEX Corporation, 2016
  • Intern, Education Outreach Coordinator, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan, 2014
  • Intern, Constituent Services, Office of Senator Mark Udall, 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 2019-Present


  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2018
    • Member, The George Washington International Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • District of Columbia
  • Japanese, Conversational