Timothy C. Brightbill
Timothy C. Brightbill, a partner in Wiley Rein LLP’s International Trade Practice, represents clients on all aspects of international trade law and policy including import trade remedies (such as antidumping law, countervailing duty law, and safeguards investigations), global trade policy and trade negotiations, renewable energy and climate change policy, customs enforcement matters, and international telecommunications and digital trade issues. Mr. Brightbill serves as lead counsel to SolarWorld Industries America Inc. and the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing, which won the largest U.S. trade remedy cases ever filed against China and the first cases involving renewable energy products. He regularly advises and represents clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on potential changes to U.S. trade laws, trade remedies, and ongoing trade negotiations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTA), and the Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT). As Vice-Chair of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries, Mr. Brightbill provides the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. government with industry advice on WTO, FTA, and BIT negotiations with major U.S. trading partners.
Mr. Brightbill has authored numerous articles and blog postings on key trade remedies and trade policy issues, and has presented on industry panels and been quoted in major media outlets, including CNBC Asia and The New York Times. Mr. Brightbill serves as an adjunct professor of International Trade Law and Regulation at the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as editor-in-chief of Law and Policy in International Business.