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Nithya Nagrajan, Esq.
  Nithya Nagarajan, Esq.
Law Offices of Nithya Nagarajan, LLC
9101 Friars Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

Tel:  202.646.2448    |  Email:

Practice Areas

International Trade
Countervailing Duties
World Trade Organization


Hon. Evan J. Wallach,
U.S. Court of International Trade


J.D., American University, 2001

M.B.A., The George Washington University, 1992

B.A., The George Washington University, 1990

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade





Ms. Nithya Nagarajan has extensive experience on all levels of antidumping and countervailing proceedings in the United States.  Ms. Nagarajan began her international trade career as an international trade analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Import Administration.  She had primary responsibility for formulating information requests, analyzing data submitted by mandatory respondents, and calculating antidumping duty margins.   Ms. Nagarajan also negotiated several bi-lateral trade agreements on behalf of the Department of Commerce in the settlement of antidumping duty investigations.

Ms. Nagarajan led several on-site verifications of companies throughout the world including, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Mexico, India, and several European Countries.  Ms. Nagarajan also trained Department of Commerce officials on the conduct of verifications.  She knows what Department of Commerce officials look for at verification and thus can fully prepare your company for verification visits.

After eight years as an analyst at the Import Administration at the Department of Commerce, Ms. Nagarajan sought and completed her law degree.  She worked as an Honors attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for approximately three years, and worked for two years as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of International Trade.  Most recently, Ms. Nagarajan worked as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the Department of Commerce providing legal advice to the Import Administration in the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews.  Ms. Nagarajan also represented the United States in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Dispute Settlement Body at the World Trade Organization.

While at the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, Ms. Nagarajan was the designated customs expert.  She handled all inquiries regarding the nexus between the calculation of antidumping and countervailing duties by the Import Administration and the collection of antidumping duties by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

Antidumping & Courntervailing Duty Proceedings

Industries:  Agriculture, Aquaculture, Chemical, Steel & Metals, Consumer Products

Countries:  Belgium, Canada China, Ecuador, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, Tailand, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Products:  Ammonium Nitrate, Anti-Friction Bearings, Aramid Fiber Formed of Poly Para-Phenylene Terephthalamide, Brass Sheet and Strip, Color Negative Photographic Paper, Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products, Gray Portland Cement and Clinker, Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products, Industrial Nitrocellulose, Industrial Phosphoric Acid, Iron Construction Castings, Oil Country Tubular Goods, Polyester Staple Fiber, Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip, Shrimp, Solid Urea, Sparklers, Stainless Steel Plate, Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars, Sulfanilic Acid

Representative Cases

-  Thai I-Mei Frozen Foods Co. v. United States, No. 05-00197, Slip Op. 2009-65 (Ct. Int'l Trade June 24, 2009)
-  Shandong Mach. Imp. & Exp. Co. v. United States, No. 07-00355, Slip Op. 2009-64, (Ct. Int'l Trade June 24, 2009)
-  Ugine ALZ v. United States, 551 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. January 7, 2009)
-  Shandong Huarong Mach. Co. v. United States, No. 06-00345, Slip Op. 2008-135 (Ct. Int'l Trade Dec. 10, 2008)
-  Toys "R" Us, Inc. v. United States, No. 07-00115, Slip Op. 2008-79 (Ct. Int'l Trade July 16, 2008)
Ames True Temper v. United States, No. 05-00581, Slip Op. 2008-8 (Ct. Int'l Trade Jan. 18, 2008)


Gold Medal Recipient, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1997