Jonathan M. Fee - Alston & Bird LLP

Jonathan M. Fee

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 202-239-3387

Jon Fee focuses his practice on customs and international trade matters, with a particular emphasis on preferential trade programs, free trade agreements and U.S. trade legislation. He has extensive experience in trade issues affecting textiles, apparel, aircraft, heavy equipment and electronics.

Mr. Fee is a licensed customs broker and teaches preparation courses for the national customs broker exam. Mr. Fee has spoken frequently in the United States, Asia, Central America and Africa on U.S. trade policy and free trade agreements. He is active in community service and chairs the firm’s Washington, D.C. Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Fee received his undergraduate degree in 1971 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Emory University in 1974. He is a member of the American, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations, and admitted to practice in the Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Fee is listed in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.


University of PennsylvaniaBS 1971Emory UniversityJ.D. 1974
Chairman of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition Bread for the City Atlanta Legal Aid Society American Apparel Producers Network United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association American Apparel and Footwear Association

Case History

  • Successfully litigated against prior certification for duty-free imports under the Civil Aircraft Agreement and authored the U.S. tariff schedule note on imports of civil aircraft and parts.
  • Obtained a short supply treatment of textile articles under NAFTA, CAFTA, and trade preference programs covering sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Andean countries.
  • Counsel to a variety of importers in audits, investigations, seizures, penalties, protests and rulings.
  • Successfully represented U.S. clients in NAFTA origin verifications conducted by the Mexican government.
  • Successfully represented a U.S. importer in the investigation of a radioactive contamination event.
  • Authored key provisions of trade preference legislation.

Office Location

The Atlantic Building
950 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1404
United States

Practice Areas

International Trade and Finance Law