Spencer Griffith is a partner at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, in the Firm’s DC office. He focuses on international trade and general litigation matters, including WTO issues, countervailing duty cases, antidumping cases, trade policy, arbitrations and antitrust counseling and litigation. He has handled a variety of complex trade cases before the U. S. Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Court of International Trade. Mr Griffith served as Chief Partner for the firm’s Beijing office from 2009-2012.
Mr. Griffith has advised numerous clients in Canada, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and other countries over the years. He practices both in China and in Washington, D.C. He has represented the government of British Columbia in the long-standing lumber dispute. He has represented clients in numerous other industries including, steel, semiconductors and cement.Prior to joining Akin Gump in 1990, Mr. Griffith was associated with another Washington law firm. He also served as a staff attorney in the Hong Kong attorney general’s chambers as a Luce scholar, where he advised on governmental policy issues and assisted with criminal proceedings. He attended Brown University, and was a member of Order of the Coif at the New York University School of Law.