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Brian McGrath

Phone: +1 212.895.4222
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Brian McGrath is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the firm’s International Trade and Antitrust groups. Brian’s international trade practice focuses on economic sanctions administered by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls administered by the Department of Commerce, and antiboycott regimes. His antitrust practice focuses on representing Fortune 500 companies from various industries in complex antitrust and commercial litigation. Brian also represents clients in trademark proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Brian maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration proceedings and veterans’ benefits and appeals cases.

Brian received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 2018, where he graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the Rutgers Academic Achievement Award for Excellence in Administrative Law. He was the notes editor for the Rutgers Law Record and served as a clinical law student in the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic, where he represented clients seeking Supplemental Security Income as well as serving as law guardian for children in Family Court proceedings. While in law school, Brian worked at a non-profit organization in New York City helping to represent low-income families of students seeking special education services. He also worked as a law clerk for a boutique employment litigation firm and for a solo practitioner civil rights litigator.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Brian worked as a social studies teacher at public schools in New Jersey and as an English teacher at private schools in Santiago, Chile. He received his B.A. in history and secondary education and his M.Ed. in educational leadership/instruction from The College of New Jersey.


  • The College of New Jersey, B.A. history and secondary education (2008)
  • The College of New Jersey, M.Ed. educational leadership/instruction (2012)
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D. (2018) cum laude


Admitted to practice: New York

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"Iran Triggers Dispute Resolution Mechanism Under JCPOA," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2020). Contacts: Michelle J. Linderman, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Erik Woodhouse, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
"US Export Controls and Hong Kong – Change Underway," International Trade Bulletin (July 2, 2020). Contacts: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Robert Clifton Burns, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New Legislation and Guidance Aimed at Addressing Forced Labor in Xinjiang, China," (July 2, 2020). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Carlton Greene, Jeffrey L. Snyder, David (Dj) Wolff, Frances P. Hadfield, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Sanctions Order May Accelerate Decline In US-ICC Relations," Law360 (June 22, 2020). Authors: Caroline E. Brown, Erik Woodhouse, Brian McGrath, Carlton Greene, David Wolff, and Nicole Sayegh Succar.
"President Issues Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions on Certain Persons Associated with the International Criminal Court," International Trade Bulletin (June 17, 2020). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Erik Woodhouse, Brian McGrath, Carlton Greene, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar
Client Alert / Newsletter
"OFAC Publishes Additional Iran-Related FAQs Related to Executive Order 13902," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (June 9, 2020). Authors: Caroline E. Brown and Brian McGrath.
"U.S. Senate Passes Legislation Aimed at Ending Forced Labor in Xinjiang, China," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (May 22, 2020). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Brian McGrath.
"BIS Broadens U.S. Government Visibility into Exports to Chinese and Russian Military End Users and End Uses," International Trade Bulletin (April 28, 2020). Contacts: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Brian McGrath
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"The COVID-19 Pandemic and Imports: How Companies Can Effectively Move Goods In a Changing Environment," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 15, 2020). Presenters: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Brian McGrath, and Maria Vanikiotis.
"State Department Publishes Long Awaited Cloud Computing Rule," International Trade Bulletin (January 14, 2020). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Brian McGrath
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