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Blank Rome Welcomes International Trade Of Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy “Tim” J. Hruby has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as of counsel in the International Trade group. He has more than 30 years of experience in private practice and in federal government roles.

Tim’s arrival continues the International Trade group’s strategic expansion. Earlier this year, the team welcomed several new attorneys and professionals, including partners Joanne E. Osendarp, who serves as co-chair of the group, and Eric S. Parnes; senior counsel Lynn G. Kamarck and Alan G. Kashdan; of counsel Conor S. Gilligan; associates Tyler J. Kimberly and Brendan S. Saslow; and trade economic advisor Jorge Miranda.

Tim concentrates his practice on international trade regulation, advocating for and representing clients in complex international trade matters threatening to limit the flow of their goods and services across borders. To achieve his clients’ international business needs, Tim uses his in-depth knowledge of trade policy and customs law to tailor trade remedies. His experience includes counseling clients on the increasingly complex trade landscape and developing and implementing compliance and litigation strategies for issues affecting cross-border trade.

Tim’s experience also includes roles within the U.S. Department of Commerce, most recently serving as chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at the International Trade Administration and previously serving as a senior trade policy analyst. During his tenure within the Commerce Department, Tim built coalitions and chaired committees and working groups to address issues facing the agency, as well as broader international trade challenges faced by the U.S. government, and amassed support for proposed solutions.

Additionally, Tim often advised and prepared high-level government officials for meetings with other U.S. and foreign government officials and business executives on multifaceted international trade issues. He was also the lead agency negotiator for trade remedies issues in negotiation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”). Tim currently is a U.S. roster member of Chapter 10 Binational Panels to resolve related disputes arising under the USMCA.

Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Tim received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, his M.S. from Georgetown University, and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Arizona.