Aman Kakar

Associate
Aman assists US and foreign clients in navigating complex international trade matters before US agencies, US courts, and international tribunals.
Aman Kakar, Associate, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Aman has experience in in a wide range of international trade issues, including trade remedy, export compliance and enforcement actions. Aman has represented sovereign and corporate clients in a variety of anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues, including major investigations and reviews before the Department of Commerce (DOC) and investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Because these matters often result in appeals to national courts and bi-lateral and multi-lateral tribunals, he has appeared before the Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and NAFTA, and other dispute resolution panels.

Aman also regularly advises clients with respect to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and embargoes. Aman helps large and small US and non-US companies understand and comply with the complicated US laws and regulations governing exports and re-exports of goods, software, services, and technology. He frequently assists clients with license applications, commodity classifications, compliance program design and implementation, audits, and voluntary disclosures to various government agencies, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and OFAC.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Aman was a staff attorney at the US Department of Commerce in the Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance. He advised International Trade Administration officials on statutory and regulatory requirements, judicial precedent, and agency practice during the course of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and regulatory rulemaking processes. Additionally, he ensured defensibility of administrative determinations under US law and international agreements.

Through his work for Commerce, Aman gained substantial experience working on matters before the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panels.

  • Industries
  • Languages
    Hindi
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Maryland Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • US Court of International Trade
  • Education
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    JD
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    Certificate in International and Comparative Law; Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
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    2013
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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    BS
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    2008