Mark Lunn Joins Thompson Hine’s International Trade Practice

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thompson
Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that Mark
Lunn
has joined the firm as a partner in its International
Trade
practice. Lunn joins from Dentons.

Lunn represents foreign manufacturers and exporters and domestic
manufacturers and importers in antidumping and countervailing duty
cases. He also advises manufacturers and government entities on a broad
range of cross-border regulatory matters, such as global trade policy,
global trade litigation, export controls and sanctions, anticorruption
statutes including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, customs issues and
the Buy American provisions of government contracting law. In addition,
Lunn has experience with regulatory matters impacting importers,
including food safety regulations and labeling requirements. He has
practiced extensively in Russia, India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Mexico
and Chile and has substantial experience in a variety of industries,
including magnesium, seafood, polyester film and other manufactured
products.

“Thompson Hine, with its SmartPaTH® program, is on the
cutting edge of law practice management,” said Lunn of his decision to
move to the firm. “The firm’s sophistication in fee, budget and legal
project management is unparalleled in the market; providing transparency
and efficiency is truly the firm’s mindset. I am excited to join a
broad-based trade practice and a firm with strong supporting practices
of government contracts and white collar litigation.”

Lunn’s experience includes defending the first antidumping case against
Russia since it was designated a market economy, representing the Korean
shipbuilding industry in an EU trade barrier case and World Trade
Organization (WTO) litigation, and obtaining the exclusion of a Chinese
client’s products from an antidumping investigation in the United
States. Lunn has litigated numerous WTO matters, negotiated a number of
suspension agreements in the context of antidumping proceedings, and has
had clients’ products successfully excluded from the scope of trade
remedy orders. Lunn counsels clients on market access issues under WTO
rules and has successfully worked with a number of clients who were
denied access to markets due to actions of governments that were
inconsistent with WTO rules.

Previously, Lunn held positions within the trade practices of two
multinational law firms. Before entering private practice, he worked in
the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Lunn’s work at
Commerce included participating in the Uruguay Round negotiations that
resulted in the creation of the WTO, as well as working on the U.S.
legislation implementing the Uruguay Round. He was also the U.S.
representative to the antidumping and countervailing duty committees of
the WTO and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, as well as to
the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s working
group on subsidies. Before joining the Commerce Department, Mark was a
Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.

“Mark joins the firm during an important time for international trade
practices,” said David
A. Wilson
, partner-in-charge of Thompson Hine’s Washington office.
“His extensive international trade experience and practice in foreign
jurisdictions will be a tremendous benefit to our clients.”

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
working models” by The Financial Times. For 4 straight years,
Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery
Innovation and is one of only 7 firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite
for “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s
commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH®
– a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client
goals. For more information, please visit ThompsonHine.com
and ThompsonHine.com/about/SmartPaTH.

Contacts

Thompson Hine LLP
Sheila Turner, Media Relations Manager
202-263-4132
Sheila.Turner@ThompsonHine.com