Robert C. Cassidy, Jr.
Robert Cassidy is a partner at Cassidy Levy Kent. His practice focuses on legal issues raised by cross-border business transactions, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, economic sanctions, export controls and customs issues. Mr. Cassidy has been Counselor and Government Affairs Officer of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Committee on International Trade Law of the Section.
Mr. Cassidy served as General Counsel of the Office of the US Trade Representative from 1979-1981 and International Trade Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance from 1975-1979. As General Counsel of USTR, Mr. Cassidy was the senior legal officer of the US government responsible for issues arising under the GATT. He oversaw US implementation of the agreements reached in the Tokyo Round of Multinational Trade Negotiations and was the lead US negotiator with Japan on market access issues. As International Trade Counsel to the Finance Committee, Mr. Cassidy was a creator of the “fast track” or “trade promotion authority” procedures. He was also a primary architect of the modern antidumping and countervailing duty statutes enacted in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
Mr. Cassidy was a partner at WilmerHale until 2007, where he was leader of the firm’s International Practice Group and the Trade Group. After establishing his own law firm, he joined Cassidy Levy & Winton LLP when it was established in early 2009.
Mr. Cassidy holds a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, an LL.M. from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.