Brendan S. Saslow


Brendan’s practice focuses on international trade matters, with notable experience in antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) proceedings as well as other trade remedies, trade litigation, and international trade agreements. He has experience in AD and CVD investigations, administrative reviews, scope and circumvention inquiries, new shipper reviews, and sunset reviews, among other agency actions. Brendan has also worked on matters before the International Trade Commission and is assisting the U.K. government in its negotiation of four free trade agreements. Furthermore, Brendan assists on export control matters arising under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), including with respect to semiconductors and other technologically sophisticated items.

Prior to private practice, Brendan served as a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance. In this role, he served as legal counsel to agency officials advising on statutory and regulatory requirements, judicial precedent, and agency practice throughout administrative proceedings, involving a broad range of industries and countries. Brendan has also defended Department of Commerce determinations before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of International Trade, World Trade Organization, and argued before North American Free Trade Agreement panels for the Department and in private practice.

In addition to trade remedy proceedings, Brendan contributed to several rulemakings during his time with the Department and provided regular legal advice to the Foreign-Trade Zones (“FTZ”) Board, which regulates FTZ activities across the United States.

During law school, Brendan served as executive contributing editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.



  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York


  • Duke University, BA
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, cum laude