Cynthia Liu is an Associate in the International Trade Practice of the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC. She has experience handling WTO/trade policy, trade remedies, and U.S. export controls and sanctions matters.
Ms. Liu’s trade policy experience includes advocacy before U.S. government agencies, including the USTR and the U.S. Department of Commerce, on behalf of clients concerning negotiations for trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT); representation and counseling of sovereign governments in WTO dispute resolution proceedings and general trade policy matters related to WTO agreements, regional FTAs and BITs, and U.S. trade policy. Ms. Liu has also advised clients on U.S. trade remedy law matters and has represented clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Her export controls and sanctions experience includes advising clients on issues relating to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and U.S. sanctions programs.
Ms. Liu received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center where she was the Associate Symposium Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, and where she was awarded a Certificate in WTO Studies and was an Institute of International Economic Law Fellow.