Mark A. Barnett, 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.
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.
Executive Assistant: M. Fidelis Basile
Rebecca Demb, Case Manager (212) 264-1628
Current Law Clerks
Kylie Alexandra, The George Washington University Law School. J.D., 2014.
Liridona Sinani, University of Florida Levin College of Law. J.D., 2012.
Please refer to Judge Barnett's entry on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) for current hiring policies and needs.
Judge Mark A. Barnett, on the U.S. Court of International Trade, is accepting applications from students who have completed at least 2 years of law school. The U. S. Court of International Trade is an Article III court with national jurisdiction located in New York City. Interns will work directly with law clerks. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, a law school transcript, and a writing sample of the applicant's own work. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions and U.S citizenship is required. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis on or about November 1, for spring applicants, February 1, for summer applications and August 1, for fall applicants. Please submit materials by mail to: Chambers of Judge Mark A. Barnett, U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001. On the outside of the envelope, please write “Internship Application."