Melanie Frank focuses on international trade matters, including international dispute settlement proceedings under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), proceedings in the U.S. Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. trade law investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. In this capacity, she provides legal advice on issues relating to antidumping, subsidies, customs procedures, and other trade litigation. Recently, she was intensively engaged on subsidies issues in the WTO, before NAFTA binational panels, and before U.S. agencies in connections with U.S. actions against softwood lumber from Canada. In addition, she advises a range of companies on customs and government contracts matters, including compliance with “Buy American Act” requirements and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection regulations.
Professor Frank has also served as a guest lecturer on international law and trade at various universities, including American University, the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, and the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., Catholic University, Columbus School of Law 1998
- B.A., University of Florida 1994