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Mert Ermen Arkan

Phone: +1 202.624.2562
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Mert Arkan is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice encompasses all areas of trade remedy law, including import relief actions under Section 201 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. He has extensive experience providing support to both U.S. and non-U.S. based clients with antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations and administrative reviews across a broad range of industries.

Mert has supported clients appearing before the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. He has additionally advised clients on varied customs issues and helped them navigate international and U.S. Customs and Border Protection administrative processes.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Mert most recently worked for a boutique law firm based in Washington D.C. specializing in international trade and customs law. Mert also spent time working in-house for the United States Steel Corporation where he reported directly to the Associate General Counsel for Trade.

Mert received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Georgetown University Law Center. During his time at Georgetown, he completed the World Trade Organization Studies Certificate and was a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Mert earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Duke University, where he majored in political science and minored in economics and Turkish. 

Mert is fluent in Turkish and has three additional language qualifications at the IB (French, Spanish) and GCSE (German) levels. Mert was born in the United States but spent his middle-school and high-school years studying at international schools in Switzerland and Germany. He holds an EU work permit and has worked for a period of at least two months in seven different countries.


  • Duke University, B.A.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., WTO Certificate


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, U.S. Court of International Trade

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