Customs, Intl Trade & Administrative Law Practice
1976 - 1979
Presently Steven B. Lehat- Customs, International Trade, and Administrative Law Practice- Newport Beach, CA and Washington, D. C.
Dealing in all aspects of regulatory law with a concentration in trademarks, copyrights, internet, securities, FDA, and Customs matters. Private sector and foreign government clients; particularly with matters concerning the Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, United States Customs Service, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Products Safety Commission, and Securities and Exchange Commission. NASD, FINRA and TTAB proceedings; appellate and trial practice; ICC and AAA arbitrations.
1988 to 1993 Sheldon & Mak- Pasadena, California
Worldwide trademark prosecutions, trademark opposition proceedings, trademark and copyright enforcement with special expertise in keeping infringing goods out at the border, including Section 337 proceedings. Extensive experience in Customs law matters, including planning, administrative challenges, and litigation relating to import/export transactions, including antidumping. Assists clients in lobbying efforts concerning international trade regulations and legislation. Presents trade seminars in America and such overseas locales as Hong Kong. Handles administrative challenges against the Federal Trade Commission and Environmental Protection Agency. Deals with Food and Drug Administration medical device registration, and other administrative agency projects.
1979 to 1988 Glad & Ferguson- Los Angeles, CA
Practice in the field of United States Customs law, particularly in the areas of valuation, classification, marking, seizures, and penalties.
1974 to 1976 Marubeni America Corporation- New York, NY
Specialty steel trader for worldwide Japanese enterprise.