Gil Kaplan is a partner at King & Spalding and is in the International Trade Practice Group. His practice focuses on international trade cases and trade policy issues. He represents clients in a wide range of cases on antidumping (price discrimination), countervailing duties (subsidies), and Section 337 (intellectual property infringement). He also advises clients on trade policy and legislative matters, as well as trade negotiations such as those involving the WTO and international anti-subsidy agreements. Mr. Kaplan filed and prosecuted the first successful countervailing duty (anti-subsidy) case ever against China, in 2007. He is also the founder of the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing, and served as the first President of the Committee to Support U. S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), from 2010-2012.
From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Kaplan served in several senior positions in the U.S. government. He was the Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, at the U.S. Department of Commerce. While there, Mr. Kaplan was in charge of administering the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws, and conducted over five hundred antidumping and countervailing duty cases. He also supervised the President’s Steel Program, the U.S.-Japan Agreement on Trade in Semiconductors, the U.S.-Canada agreement on lumber, and the machine tool program.
Mr. Kaplan graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School, cum laude.