Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Mary Hodgins

Mary S. Hodgins

Of Counsel
Phone: 202-216-4111
Fax: 202-408-5146
[email protected]
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Mary S. Hodgins is an associate in the firm’s International Trade practice. She has represented domestic and foreign corporations, state-owned enterprises and foreign governments in unfair trade disputes with the United States before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Ms. Hodgins has also advised U.S. importers with regard to a variety of issues relating to U.S. Customs and Border Protection including classification, country of origin marking, investigations and rulings, prepenalty notices and prior disclosure. 

She has also assisted clients with trade regulation matters, including counsel and advice on necessary appropriate governmental reviews and approvals and compliance with U.S. export and import laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Act of 1979, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other matters under the jurisdiction of the U.S. State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS).

Representative Experience

  • Representative cases and clients include U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and administrative reviews including: Standard Pipe from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Korea, Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Korea, Italy, and Taiwan, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea and Turkey, Ferrosilicon from Venezuela, Cut-To-Length Steel Plate from South Korea, Drill Pipe from China (Government of China), Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from Korea (Korean steel manufacturers and the Government of Korea), and Honey from Argentina (Argentine honey producers).
  • Represented Venezuelan Ferrosilicon producer before the International Trade Commission, resulting in a rare 6-0 vote of no injury or threat of injury to the domestic industry.
  • Represented U.S. importer of Chinese magnesia alumina carbon bricks at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a successful challenge to a scope determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Represented Chinese sodium tripolyphosphate producers and exporters before the International Trade Commission, resulting in a rare victory for the Chinese in an ITC preliminary investigation.
  • Experience preparing client for and participating in verification by Department of Commerce officials.
  • Experience in developing detailed export control compliance programs for major corporations.

Accolades

  • Named, Washington DC Rising Star in International law by Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2015, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Younger Lawyers’ Committee, Customs and International Trade Bar Association