Butzel Long adds attorney specializing in International Trade and Customs


Leslie Alan Glick is based in firm’s Washington, D.C. office

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is expanding again with the addition of Leslie (“Les”) Alan Glick, an international trade and customs law attorney. He is a Shareholder based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

Glick has handled major international trade cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Court of International Trade, including numerous antidumping and countervailing duty cases, and unfair trade practice investigations under section 232(national security) and 337(intellectual property) of the trade laws.

At the same time, Glick has handled cases arising under the U.S. Customs laws involving classification, valuation, country of origin marking and customs fraud, and gray market and supply chain security issues (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).

Notably, Glick has been active in developing customs compliance programs for many U.S. corporations. He is the author of books on customs law and NAFTA, and has been widely consulted by companies and trade associations in regard to U.S./Mexico legal questions involving imports, exports, investment, transportation and other areas.

He has represented exporters and importers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, India, Italy Indonesia, Japan, Peru, and Thailand. He also has served as counsel to a Congressional sub-committee and has handled matters relating to legislation.

Glick is a registered lobbyist and has been active in lobbying on trade matters for companies in the automotive, food industry and others. He assists U.S. and foreign clients with compliance with laws and regulations of the Food and Drug Administration, and USDA in relation to food products, meat and poultry, plants, medical devices and the importation of pharmaceutical and biological materials as well as consumer product safety and automotive product regulation and recalls (NHTSA and FMVSA).

Further, Glick has handled issues with alcoholic beverage imports involving the U.S. Treasury Department Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau involving beer and wine imports from Italy, and saki from Japan.

He also counsels clients regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and has developed compliance programs for U.S companies and conduct FCPA compliance audits for a major defense contractor of its agents in Mexico and Colombia. He also has handled sanctions issues under the Office of Foreign Assets Control involving Cuba and Russia.

Moreover, Glick has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University Law School (University of Virginia) and the University of Baltimore (University of Maryland). He is a speaker in demand and has written countless articles.

He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York. He is a former Chair of the International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, International Trade and Customs Law Committee; Chair, 2006-2017; International Law Section, Mexico Committee, Vice Chair, 2011-2012; Customs Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2018.
Glick earned a J.D. from Cornell School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University. 

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