R. Kevin Williams is a Member in Clark Hill’s Customs and International Trade Law practice group. He practices Customs and International Trade Law focusing on all aspects of the import and export process including tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, export licensing, country of origin determinations, country of origin marking, intellectual property protection, anti-dumping/countervailing duty cases including representation before the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, and retaliatory actions such as those taken under Section 301. Kevin also advises clients on export licensing and Anti-Boycott/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and he develops comprehensive import and export compliance programs.
Kevin received both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois in 1976 and 1987, respectively, and received a Diploma in Advanced Legal Studies from the McGeorge School of Law’s Program in Salzburg, Austria in 1987. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1987, and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1988. In 1989, he was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
He is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations, and the Customs & International Trade Bar Association. Kevin also speaks German.