Joseph M. Spraragen

PARTNER

Joseph M. Spraragen is a partner in the Firm’s New York office. His practice encompasses a broad range of federal regulatory compliance issues. He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries that include consumer products, electronics, pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals, trade associations, textiles and apparel. He regularly appears before agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, US State Department and US Department of Agriculture. He prepares responses to agency inquiries and audits, voluntary disclosures, penalty petitions and export control opinions and has helped several companies develop internal compliance programs. Mr. Spraragen has appeared in over 50 cases before the US Court of International Trade. Prior to moving to private practice, Joseph was an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the US Customs Service (now US Customs and Border Protection). Joseph has also spoken on customs and trade law issues at Georgetown University Law School, NYU School of Law and at Brandeis University.

EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR
“CAFC Vacates Customs Broker Penalty Determination," Managing Imports and Exports, Vol. 997 (2009)
"Potential Duty Refunds for Apparel Qualifying as 'Festive Articles,'" Fashion Manuscript West (co-author) (2007)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Brandeis University Lawyers’ Network, Board Member

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
Customs and International Trade Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS
US Court of International Trade (2000)
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2000)
S.D.N.Y. (2003)
E.D.N.Y. (2003)

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS
New York (1997)

EDUCATION

Brandeis University B.A. magna cum laude (1992)
New York University School of Law J.D. (1996)

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Alpha


CONTACT

New York
599 Lexington Avenue FL 36
New York, NY 10022–7648

email: jspraragen@gdlsk.com

Tel: (212) 557-4000
Direct: (212) 973-7726
Fax: (212) 557-4415

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