Carolyn B. Gleason heads the Firm’s Washington, DC Office and its Global Regulatory Practice Group and International Trade Practice, and serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness Industry Group.

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  • Successfully led numerous trade remedy proceedings, several on behalf of US agribusiness interests
  • Led the trade team that is widely credited with having innovated, launched, and litigated the “Banana Wars” and with negotiating two major WTO agreements aimed at settling the case; this long-standing dispute has included 13 successful GATT and WTO actions and two successful settlement agreements
  • Represented and delivered positive negotiating results for agribusiness and other interests in virtually every major US bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade negotiation for over three decades

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021, International Trade and Finance Law
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2016 – 2019
  • Women in Business Law Expert Guide 2017 and 2020, International Trade


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1981
Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1978

District of Columbia

Carolyn B. Gleason

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