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David Baron

Partner

dbaron@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2527
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

David Baron focuses his practice on international dispute resolution and public international law issues. He frequently represents foreign sovereigns and state-owned entities in international litigation and arbitration proceedings. David also provides trade policy, transaction, and regulatory advice to clients on all aspects of U.S. multilateral trade policies and developments.

David's international dispute resolution experience includes involvement in multiple cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), international and U.S. arbitral tribunals, as well as international issues before U.S. federal district and appellate courts. He has been involved in a number of international maritime boundary disputes and law of the sea issues, including work towards the delimitation of the Caspian Sea.

David has been lead counsel in a number of investment disputes before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on behalf of both claimants and respondent states.

David counsels both foreign and U.S. business clients regarding all aspects of international trade regulations, including economic sanctions policies and the Patriot Act, trade policy matters, customs, foreign corrupt practices, and antidumping, as well as other U.S. investigations such as 301 proceedings. He has represented clients and client concerns before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), International Trade Commission (ITC), International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

David also advises clients on the proceedings of international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union,  and the World Trade Organization (WTO). He also has significant experience with GATT, WTO, and NAFTA matters, and was particularly involved in advising clients on the WTO dispute settlement proceedings concerning bananas.

David is the chairman of the Belarus-U.S. Business Council and for nearly 15 years has represented many of Belarus’s largest state-owned enterprises and other entities in their dealings with Belarus. David regularly counsels both U.S. and non-U.S. clients regarding business and investment matters, as well as all aspects of international trade regulations, including economic sanctions policies. He also frequently assists clients in finding investors and obtaining financing.

David was the principal drafter of the complaint in Doe, et al. v. Milosevic, et al., a civil suit on behalf of Kosovar-Albanian refugees for genocide and other human rights violations. He has also consulted on and rendered advice concerning various proceedings on behalf of victims of the Holocaust and worked extensively with the Iraqi Kurds and the pro-democracy movement in Burma.

David is an adjunct professor of international law at American University's Washington College of Law, where he teaches advanced seminars in international law and international dispute resolution.

Education

  • American University, B.A. (1993)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (1996)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Law Students Association

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"The Month in International Trade – December 2019," International Trade Bulletin (January 13, 2020). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Carlton Greene, Michelle J. Linderman, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Erik Woodhouse, Adelicia R. Cliffe, David Baron, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Brian McGrath, Nimrah Najeeb, Evan Y. Chuck, Walter (Sam) Boone, Spencer Toubia
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Congress Passes New Russia and Venezuela Sanctions and Advances New Russia & Turkey Sanctions," International Trade Bulletin (December 27, 2019). Contacts: David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Adelicia R. Cliffe, David Baron, Robert Clifton Burns, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Erik Woodhouse, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Brian McGrath, Nimrah Najeeb
Client Alert / Newsletter
"A First Look at Litigation under the Helms-Burton Act," American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2019). Presenter: David Baron.
Speech/Presentation
"The Month in International Trade – May 2019," International Trade Bulletin (June 12, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, David (Dj) Wolff, David Baron, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Spencer Toubia, Rebecca Toro Condori, Evan Y. Chuck, David R. Stepp, Nicole Janigian Simonian
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Trump Administration Follows Through on Plans To Tighten Cuban Sanctions," International Trade Bulletin (June 5, 2019). Contacts: David (Dj) Wolff, David Baron, Eduardo Mathison
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Month in International Trade – April 2019," International Trade Bulletin (May 13, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, John B. Brew, Robert Clifton Burns, Spencer Toubia, David Baron, David (Dj) Wolff, Brian McGrath, Cherie Walterman, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jason M. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Month in International Trade – March 2019," International Trade Bulletin (April 12, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Carlton Greene, David (Dj) Wolff, John L. Murino, David Baron, David B. Robbins, Emily Alban
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supreme Court Limits the Immunity of International Organizations," International Dispute Resolution Alert (March 12, 2019). Contacts: John L. Murino, David Baron, David B. Robbins, Emily Alban
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Latin America Regional Recap: January and February," Crowell & Moring's International Trade Law (March 6, 2019). Authors: Cari N. Stinebower, David Baron, Eduardo Mathison, Brian McGrath, Alexandra Solórzano and Rebecca Toro Condori.
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"The Month in International Trade – January 2019," International Trade Bulletin (February 8, 2019). Contacts: Brian McGrath, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Cherie Walterman, David (Dj) Wolff, Eduardo Mathison, David Baron
Client Alert / Newsletter

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