Thomas M. Beline
Thomas Beline is a partner in Cassidy Levy Kent’s Washington DC office. Mr. Beline’s practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of import regulatory compliance and policy, trade remedies, and international trade litigation. Mr. Beline regularly appears before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) binational panels. Mr. Beline has also advised clients involved in the WTO dispute settlement process. In addition, Mr. Beline works closely with clients in matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection including tariff classification, valuation, and drawback claims. Mr. Beline has represented a broad array of clients in these areas including handling compliance and enforcement matters.
Prior to joining Cassidy Levy Kent, Mr. Beline was an attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Enforcement and Compliance (formerly Import Administration) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has prosecuted and defended trade actions involving various companies with manufacturing in the United States and abroad. Mr. Beline also has experience litigating trade issues in bankruptcy law and reverse Qui Tam actions.
Mr. Beline holds a J.D. from University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. from Quinnipiac University.