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Mr. LaRussa is counsel in the Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s International Trade and Investment Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the regulatory issues surrounding international trade and investment, including as Commerce Department Under Secretary for International Trade during the Clinton Administration. His practice areas include CFIUS national security reviews, export control law and international trade law. Mr. LaRussa uses his unique background as a former journalist and congressional trade counsel to position clients, help them develop substantive positions, and advocate their positions before the highest levels of government. He has represented companies in the telecommunications, energy, banking, security, aerospace, mining, steel and transportation sectors before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

During his tenure in government, Mr. LaRussa represented the United States in WTO negotiations, was in charge of administering the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws and ran a global export promotion network. Prior to his work in the Administration, Mr. LaRussa was international trade counsel to the current ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee and ran a Congressional task force on the Uruguay Round trade negotiations. Mr. LaRussa began his career as a journalist and editor and spent several years covering international trade, Congressional, regulatory and judicial matters.