BiographyMr. Marcuss is one of the country’s foremost experts in international trade. As counsel to the International Finance Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee, he played a central role in the development of legislation relating to export controls, antiboycott law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Export-Import Bank. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, he headed U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty programs and administered U.S. export controls and antiboycott laws, as well as a variety of other international trade regulatory regimes. While in government, Mr. Marcuss was also a member of the U.S. delegation to China that negotiated the current U.S.-China trade agreement and an end to the U.S. freeze on Chinese assets.
Mr. Marcuss’ practice covers virtually all aspects of U.S. law pertaining to international trade and investment, including such subjects as foreign payments, international boycotts, economic sanctions, unfair trade practices, customs and U.S. import remedies. He has had experience in defending U.S. government civil and criminal investigations, appearing before U.S. appellate courts and establishing internal corporate compliance programs. He recently organized and directed a coalition of U.S. multinationals to work on issues of international bribery.
A member of The American Law Institute, The American Society of International Law, the American Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the District of Columbia, New York and Connecticut Bars, Mr. Marcuss is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of International Trade. He is former Chairman of the Subcommittee on U.S. Regulation of Technology Exports of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and was Chairman of the Steering Committee of the International Division of the District of Columbia Bar. He is also a former Adjunct Professor at the American University, Washington College of Law.
Mr. Marcuss has served on the Board of Overseers of the International Tax and Business Lawyer (Boalt Hall), the Advisory Board of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reporter (Business Laws, Inc.), the Advisory Board of The Center for American and International Law, and the Board of Directors of the Association of Marshall Scholars.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Marcuss was a partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from 1980-1993; he was the Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade from 1977-1980; and prior to that, he served as Counsel to the Senate International Finance Subcommittee from 1973-1977.
Mr. Marcuss is a former member of the Trinity College (Conn.) Board of Trustees and is the author of numerous published articles on international trade, export finance, international law and foreign boycotts. He is the editor and a joint author of a book entitled Effective Washington Representation published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1983.