Moushami Joshi advises sovereign governments and private clients in all aspects of international trade law with an emphasis on trade remedies, WTO disputes, law and policy.

Moushami advises clients on WTO disputes, trade remedy proceedings, appeals before the Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, export controls, FCPA and AML compliance issues. In a previous capacity, Moushami represented and advised the Government of India in WTO disputes and on a host of WTO policy matters.

Representative Experience

  • Representing the Government of Mexico in the global safeguard investigation on Fresh, Chilled or Frozen Blueberries before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Representing the Government of the Province of New Brunswick in Softwood Lumber proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, appeals before the Court of International Trade and in appeals before a NAFTA and WTO panel.
  • Represented the Government of the Province of New Brunswick in the investigation on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada initiated by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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  • Advise clients on appeals of duties imposed under section 301 of the Trade Act 1974 before the Court of International Trade.
  • Representing the Government of Mexico in the Suspension Agreement, Administrative Reviews and appeals before the Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Sugar from Mexico.
  • Advising the Government of Mexico in WTO disputes against the United States under the WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
  • Counseling a social media company on data privacy laws, data localization laws and on the WTO compatibility of policies implemented by various WTO members restricting social media services.
  • Advised companies on various FCPA issues ranging from review of anti-corruption compliance policies to review of distribution contracts. Involved in conducting extensive internal investigations for a Japanese company’s operations in Brazil.
  • Advised Indian pharmaceutical company and heavy engineering firm on implications of Iran and Cuba sanctions on their business.
  • Advising foreign investors in Foreign Direct Investment (Form BE-13) filings before the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Advised on applicability of U.S. anti-money laundering rules to virtual currency platforms.

Professional Highlights

  • Co-chair of the WTO Section (June 2017-present); VP of Programming (June 2018-May 2020); Asst. VP of Programming (June 2016-May 2018), Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)
  • Awarded “WIIT Section of the Year”, Annual Awards, August 2020
  • Member ABA, International Trade Committee

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  • Author, “Shifting Sands: The Evolution and Future Course of U.S. Antidumping Law and Practice Against China and Vietnam”, chapter contribution in “Non-Market Economies in the Global Trading System. The Special Case of China”, eds. Nedumpara, James J. and Zhou, Weihuan, Springer, Singapore, 2018
  • Panelist, “Developing countries’ participation in WTO dispute settlement”, [email protected] Conference, Organized by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and National Law University, Delhi, February 2017, New Delhi, India.
  • Moderator, “Solving the Indian Equation: The Evolving and Uncertain Nature of U.S.- India Trade Ties”, WIIT panel discussion in collaboration with Atlantic Council, May 2019. Featuring Amb. Richard Verma (former U.S. Ambassador to India), Prof. Aravind Panagariya (Columbia University), Nisha Biswal (President, US-India Business Council) and Mark Linscott (former Asst. USTR for South Asia).
  • Moderator, “Is this the end of the WTO’s Appellate Body?”, WIIT panel discussion, December 2019. Featuring Carrie Goodge O’Brien (Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Canada), Jennifer Hillman (former AB member), Kathleen Claussen (former USTR Associate General Counsel), Simon Lester (CATO)
  • Moderator, “Keeping Track of WTO Disputes: Recent decisions with important policy implications”, WIIT panel discussion, June 2017. Featuring Kelly Ann Shaw (Trade Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means), Amy Lentz (Partner Steptoe and Johnson LLP) and Dr. Jan Yves Remy (International Trade lawyer Sidley Austin)
  • Organized panel discussion, “The Future of NAFTA: The views of Canada and Mexico”, June 2017
  • Organized and moderated webinar, “US Withdrawal from the US Nuclear Deal: Implications for Indian Companies”, October 2018, jointly organized with Khaitan & Co.
  • Organized and moderated webinar, “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications for Trade and Investment by Indian Enterprises”, November 2015, jointly organized with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • Co-author of client alerts: “Indian Government Announces New Opportunities for Defense Contractors and Investors”, "Indian Regulator to Consider the Civil and Commercial Use of Drones," "India Takes Next Steps in Forming Its Nuclear Liability Framework," and "India's Aviation Safety Rating Downgrade Could Have Cascading Effects."
  • Organized "The Telangana Possibility: Investor Opportunities in Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Aerospace & Defense" with the U.S.-India Business Council
  • Part of Pillsbury India practice
  • Firm Publications
    • World Trade Organization Panel Finds Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products Violate WTO Rules, but Decision Unlikely to Have Impact on Tariffs, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Moushami P. Joshi, Sahar J. Hafeez, Stephanie T. Rosenberg, 10/5/2020
    • Department of Commerce Proposes Changes to AD/CVD Regulations with a Heightened Focus on Enforcement, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Aaron R. Hutman, Moushami P. Joshi, Mario A. Torrico, 8/31/2020
    • Department of Commerce Publishes Regulations Allowing it to Impose Punitive Duties on Products from Countries with Undervalued Currencies, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Moushami P. Joshi, Sahar J. Hafeez, Mario A. Torrico, 2/12/2020
    • U.S. Expands Secondary Sanctions to Iran’s Industrial Sectors, Authors: Christopher R. Wall, Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Moushami P. Joshi, Matthew R. Rabinowitz, Zachary C. Rozen, Roya Motazedi, 01/17/2020
    • Reinstatement of Iran Sanctions, Authors: Christopher R. Wall, Stephan E. Becker, Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Matthew R. Rabinowitz, Moushami P. Joshi, 11/5/2018With CDD and Beneficial Ownership Rule in Effect, FinCEN Continues to Clarify and Refine Rules for Financial Institutions, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Aaron R. Hutman, Moushami P. Joshi, 5/21/2018
    • USTR to review India’s eligibility to continue to receive preferential tariff access under the GSP program, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Moushami P. Joshi, 4/20/2018
    • Large Whistleblower Award to Non U.S.-Person – Lessons for Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs, Authors: Aaron R. Hutman and Moushami P. Joshi, 12/13/2017
    • Trump Administration Initiates Review of Steel Imports under National Security Law, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Nancy A. Fischer and Moushami P. Joshi, 04/25/2017
    • New Draft EU Conflict Mineral and Metals Laws- How will the due diligence and transparency rules impact your industry, Authors: Aaron R. Hutman, Steven P. Farmer, Matthew Oresman and Moushami P. Joshi, 04/25/2017
    • U.S.-India defense cooperation taken to the next level with favorable licensing policy for exports to India, Authors: Stephan E. Becker, Nancy A. Fischer and Moushami P. Joshi, 03/31/2017
    • On the Eve of a New Administration, Sanctions on North Korea Tighten, Authors: Aaron R. Hutman and Moushami P. Joshi, 12/14/2016
    • U.S. Government Continues to Create New Opportunities for Trade with Cuba, Authors: Christopher R. Wall, Stephan E. Becker, Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Moushami P, Joshi and Matthew R. Rabinowitz, 10/14/2016
    • UN and U.S. Sanctions Target North Korea: Impacts for Asia and Beyond, Authors: Nancy A. Fischer, Woon-Wah Siu, Jenny (Jia) Sheng, Aaron R. Hutman, Matthew Oresman and Moushami P. Joshi, 04/04/2016
    • What about Canada and Australia? Iran Sanctions changes beyond the U.S. and EU, Authors: Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Matthew Oresman and Moushami P. Joshi, 02/29/2016
    • AML Requirements for High Value Real Estate in New York and Florida go Into Effect March 1, 2016, Authors: Aaron R. Hutman and Moushami P. Joshi, 02/24/2016

Education

  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 2002
    with Highest Honors; Awarded the Rule of Law Fellowship

    B.A./LL.B. (Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 2001
    Awarded the Gold Medal in Intellectual Property Laws

Admissions

  • New York

    India

    District of Columbia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Court of International Trade

Languages

  • Hindi

    Marathi

    Kannada