Christopher H. Skinner
Chris Skinner focuses his practice on international trade, including export controls, customs regulation, economic sanctions programs, trade remedy actions, anticorruption and trade compliance programs and counselling.
Chris has represented a range of companies with respect to compliance with US export restrictions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and economic sanctions regulations administered by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Chris has also advised companies on national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
He regularly represents US importers and non-US exporters in a variety of US customs matters including origin verifications, ruling requests, protests, tariff classifications, seizures, prior disclosures, requests for internal advice, penalties, customs investigations, country of origin marking, valuation and duty drawback. Chris has represented both petitioners and respondents in antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters brought before the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
Chris is a co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section’s Customs Law Committee. He is on the Steering Group and a former co-chair of the ABA’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee and National Security Law Committee. He is also a member of the Society for International Affairs, the National Council on International Trade Development and the International Compliance Professionals Association.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
- Georgetown University (J.D.), 2003
- University of Virginia (B.A.), 1996
- District of Columbia Bar
- Virginia State Bar
- U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia
- U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia
Co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section’s National Security Law Committee
Vice Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section’s Customs Law Committee
Steering Group Member and Former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section's Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee
Member of the Society for International Affairs
Member of the National Council on International Trade Development
Member of the International Compliance Professionals Association