Michael Taylor specializes in trade remedy (anti-dumping and countervailing duty) litigation, complex customs compliance issues, and international shipping matters. A partner in King & Spalding’s International Trade practice, Mike represents U.S. manufacturers in a range of trade-related regulatory, customs, and Homeland Security matters.
Mike represents U.S. manufacturers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain relief from unfairly traded imports in anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings.
Mike also advises clients on customs compliance and Homeland Security matters in a number of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, textiles, agriculture, aerospace, energy and consumer products. On the compliance front, Mike assists clients with customs audits, internal compliance investigations, prior disclosures and penalty mitigation concerning import discrepancies; obtaining customs rulings; developing logistics and trade compliance programs; and assessing the trade-related aspects of international mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on trading implications of government procurement provisions like the Buy American Act.
Mike appears on behalf of clients before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Binational Panels established under the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also routinely interacts with U.S. border agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Agriculture.
Mike is a regular author and speaker on trade and related topics.