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Chief Judge Mark A. Barnett

Mark A. Barnett, Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York, 10278-0001, appointed by President Barack Obama on May 28, 2013; Judge Barnett began his service as Chief Judge on April 6, 2021.

Education: Dickinson College, 1985, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Michigan Law School, 1988, J.D., cum laude.

Career Record: Prior to his appointment to the United States Court of International Trade, Judge Barnett practiced in the international trade group at Steptoe & Johnson from 1988-1995. He joined the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the United States Department of Commerce as a staff attorney in 1995, serving as senior counsel from 1999-2005, and as Deputy Chief Counsel from 2005-2013. During his tenure at the Department of Commerce, Judge Barnett was a member of the United States negotiating teams for the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, the World Trade Organization's Doha Round Rules Negotiating Group, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership and represented the United States before dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and binational panels composed under the North American Free Trade Agreement. From 2008-2009, Judge Barnett was detailed to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade as a Trade Counsel.

Standard Chambers Procedures
Template Rule 56.2 Proposed Scheduling Order

Staff Information

Paralegal: John Sealey
Giselle Almonte, Case Manager (212) 264-0157

Current Law Clerks

Kylie Alexandra, The George Washington University Law School. J.D., 2014
Amelia A. Theisen, Georgetown University Law Center. J.D., 2019

Hiring Policies

Please refer to Judge Barnett's entry on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) for current hiring policies and needs.

Intern Vacancies

Chief Judge Mark A. Barnett, on the U.S. Court of International Trade, is now accepting applications for internships from students who will have completed at least 2 years of law school prior to the start of the internship. The U. S. Court of International Trade is an Article III court with national jurisdiction located in New York City.  Information about the court is available at Interns will work directly with law clerks. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, a law school transcript, and a writing sample of the applicant's own work in one single PDF.  Up to two letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions and U.S citizenship is required.  Please submit materials via email to:

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