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Michael P. House

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Perkins Coie LLP

Michael House, a partner in the firm’s Business group, focuses his practice in international trade law. Michael advises and represents clients in all aspects of trade remedy investigations under U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard laws, as well as on export licensing and export control matters. He also advises clients in bilateral and multilateral disputes before the World Trade Organization. Michael counsels clients on Customs issues involving import transactions including entry, classification and valuation, and on U.S. international trade policy including free-trade agreements, trade negotiations, and investigations of market access and import competition.

Michael regularly represents clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of State, and other federal and local agencies. He has served as the lead litigation counsel in cases brought before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael represents clients in a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including such major industries as semiconductors, steel, consumer electronics, paper, chemicals and textiles, and involving exports from a wide variety of countries including Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Ecuador, Canada, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan, among others.


  • Listed in International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers, 2006 - 2008
  • Nationally ranked as leader in field of International Trade by Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,” 2005 - 2008
  • Ranked as leader in field of WTO/International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy by Chambers Global, 2007 - 2009

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700 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3960
Phone: 202-654-6288
Firm Phone: 202-654-6200

Practice Areas

  • International Trade and Finance Law


  • Southern Methodist University (B.F.A.)
  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • The District of Columbia Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association — Member


  • United States Court of Appeals