John M. Peterson, partner in the New York City and Washington D.C. law firm Neville Peterson LLP, practices in the areas of international trade and Customs law. He is a graduate of Fordham University and the Fordham University School of Law, from which he received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1977. He regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before the United States Customs Service, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Foreign Trade Zones Board and the Office of United States Trade Representative, and litigates before the United States Court of International Trade and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty matters, and in related proceedings involving unfair or injurious foreign trade practices. He also counsels clients in the Customs laws of foreign countries and in matters arising before international fora, such as the World Customs Organization and the World Trade Organization.
Mr. Peterson writes regularly for several publications, including The Journal of Commerce and he lectures on international trade and Customs topics worldwide. His scholarly articles have been published in English and Japanese, and he is a contributor to several treatises involving Customs and trade law. He is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He has served as a United States Panelist in binational dispute resolution proceedings under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).