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Edward J. Farrell

Phone: (202) 789-1212
Fax: (202) 234-3550

Ed Farrell concentrates his practice on international trade matters, particularly with respect to agricultural products. With over thirty five years experience, Ed has represented clients before international tribunals, federal courts, congressional committees, and government agencies and departments, advising on a wide range of matters, including: antidumping, countervailing duty, and escape clause proceedings; WTO, NAFTA and other FTA dispute settlements; Federal trial and appellate litigation, including U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proceedings; Federal regulations, particularly those relating to food and agricultural products and customs matters; Federal and state policies affecting trade, including advice on the impact of trade negotiations; customs matters, including development of compliance programs.

For his contributions to United States/New Zealand trade relations, the New Zealand Commemoration Medal was bestowed on Ed by Queen Elizabeth II. Ed has also served on U.S. NAFTA Bi-national Panels adjudicating disputes between NAFTA parties under the trade remedy laws.

Ed is from Pennsylvania and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar and Selected Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1970
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States District Court - District of Columbia


  • Lehigh University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1967
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1970

Representative Matters

  • Advised Canadian cattle interests on pending WTO challenge to U.S. country of origin labeling law.
  • Advised New Zealand lamb producers in U.S. safeguard action against lamb meat imports and subsequent WTO appeal finding in favor of New Zealand.
  • Advised clients in successful action in the Ninth Circuit to overturn Montana District Court's injunction of USDA rule to allow resumption of trade in Canadian cattle.
  • Advised clients in successful defense of antidumping and countervailing duty actions against cattle imports from Canada.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia


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