Michael Shor


Michael Shor has over 30 years experience representing private parties and foreign governments in international trade disputes and negotiations, international investment disputes, and in counseling companies on customs compliance and other import-related issues. With regard to trade remedies, he has handled scores of unfair trade investigations, both in the United States and in foreign countries, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews, injury investigations, sunset reviews, safeguards, section 301, and section 332 investigations. He has represented companies or governments in Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Turkey, and the United States concerning agricultural products, chemicals, consumer electronics, semi-processed metals, paper products, and other manufactured products. He has had notable success in obtaining novel solutions for industries and products requiring departures from traditional agency methodologies, and in crafting creative settlements to trade disputes.

He has been lead counsel in some 40 appeals of US international trade decisions before US courts and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panels. He has worked with both foreign governments and private parties in World Trade Organization (WTO) panel and appellate body proceedings. Mr. Shor also handles investment disputes and investor-state arbitrations, obtaining the largest award to date in any NAFTA investment dispute, through settlement. On the compliance side, Mr. Shor represents clients in customs investigations and audits, and advises importers on routine compliance issues, including the requirements of NAFTA and other duty preference regimes, tariff classification, valuation, and country of origin marking.

Shor served as a legal assistant at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague, the Netherlands, from 1984 to 1986.