Raymond Paretzky - McDermott Will & Emery


Raymond Paretzky counsels clients on import relief measures, customs compliance, export controls and trade sanctions and CFIUS.

Raymond has extensive experience handling complex international trade matters for US and non-US clients. He regularly assists US importers with classification, valuation and other customs matters, including preparation of prior disclosures and protests, and he advises and obtains rulings and licenses for US exporters in connection with export controls imposed by the US State Department (which administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) (which administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) and the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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  • Advised clients in connection with trade remedy cases for numerous products; representative cases have concerned olives, MSG, steel nails, copper pipe, lock washers, dried distillers grains, diamond sawblades, vinyl acetate monomer and frontseating service valves
  • Handled trade due diligence, CFIUS filings and ITAR notifications for various transactions involving European and other foreign acquirers of US companies involved in activities implicating US national security considerations
  • Represented a global manufacturer of industrial components and equipment in connection with US antidumping and customs matters before the US Department of Commerce and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), involving various steel and fastener products

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law, 2023 to 2024
  • Legal 500 US, 2015 to 2018, 2021 to 2023
  • The City University of New York, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2023


  • DC Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll 2014, High Honors
  • Represents asylum seekers referred by McDermott pro bono partner Human Rights First


Yale Law School, JD, 1988
University of Oxford, BA/MA, Rhodes Scholarship, 1985
Queens College, BA, summa cum laude, Valedictorian, 1983

District of Columbia

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