Kenneth G. Weigel - Alston & Bird LLP

Kenneth G. Weigel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 202-239-3431

Ken Weigel, a partner in the firm’s International Trade & Regulatory Group, has over 30 years of experience in advising companies on all aspects of international trade regulatory issues. His substantive areas of practice encompass export controls and sanctions, customs, trade remedy proceedings (e.g., antidumping), trade policy and related areas. In these areas, he represents companies before the agencies and the courts in audits, civil and criminal investigations and disclosures; he also assists clients by providing advice on—and designing and implementing—import and export compliance programs.

Mr. Weigel has written and spoken extensively on international trade issues. He has been recognized in Chambers, Who’s Who in America, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and An International Who’s Who of Trade Lawyers and Customs Lawyers. According to Chambers, “Kenneth Weigel attracts a deluge of recommendations for his skills in trade work. Peers point to his ‘highly sophisticated practice,’ while clients prize his ‘wealth of knowledge and experience in international trade and customs issues,’ describing him as ‘a walking encyclopedia.’”
He received his J.D. from George Washington University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and his B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan.

University of MichiganBA 1976The George Washington UniversityJ.D. 1979
American Bar AssociationAmerican Association of Exporters & Importers

Case History

  • Representation of a U.S. exporter in an investigation and settlement with the Departments of Justice and Commerce.
  • Representation of U.S. and European companies in investigations by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  • Representation of companies in U.S. government-mandated audits of their export compliance programs.
  • Representation of numerous U.S. importers in Focused Assessment and other audits and verifications by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
  • Representation of a major U.S. exporter in a disclosure to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls arising from global information technology systems.
  • Representation of companies in customs penalty and liquidated damages cases before U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the courts.
Part 2
  • Representation of foreign exporters and importers in antidumping proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Representation of a U.S. lumber importer in an action before the CIT and CAFC in successfully arguing for a "treatment" in the classification of its merchandise.
  • Representation of an industry group in assisting governmental authorities in a General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) dispute.
  • Assisting a foreign government in a World Customs Organization classification proceeding.
  • Representation in Commodity Jurisdiction proceedings before the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
  • Representation of companies in U.S. district court judicial proceedings arising out of international trade issues.
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

International Trade and Finance Law (Customs)