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Judge Joseph A. Laroski, Jr.

Joseph Albert Laroski, Jr. was appointed as a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on February 14, 2024.

Judge Laroski previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations and as the Director of Policy for the Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, from 2017 to 2021. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, he oversaw programs and policies regarding the enforcement and administration of U.S. Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty laws. In addition, he assisted U.S. companies and their workers by combating unfair foreign trade practices; improving foreign market access for U.S. exporters and investors; ensuring compliance by foreign governments with U.S. trade agreements; and addressing unfair application of trade remedies by foreign governments on behalf of U.S. businesses.

In addition to serving as a senior Commerce Department official, Judge Laroski served in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and in the U.S. International Trade Commission and as Associate General Counsel at USTR, he was responsible for legal matters involving Customs, Labor, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Regulatory Coherence, and Technical Barriers to Trade. He also served as lead counsel for the United States in numerous dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization, including the successful U.S. challenges to the Chinese application of antidumping and countervailing duty measures on U.S. grain-oriented electrical steel products and Chinese subsidies for indigenous Chinese-branded products. Judge Laroski also coordinated the U.S. government response to foreign anti-subsidy proceedings.

In the private sector, Judge Laroski practiced international trade law and policy at several law firms in Washington D.C. His practice drew upon his extensive experience in trade negotiations, trade remedy litigation, and international dispute settlement to assist clients in the removal of market access barriers and other impediments to exporting goods and services, and in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the World Trade Organization. He also provided trade policy advice on the full range of U.S. laws and international rules governing cross-border trade and on the negotiation of international agreements. 

Judge Laroski earned his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, his LL.M in International and Comparative Law with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He also studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador.

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