Richard M. Wortman

PARTNER

Richard Wortman manages the Los Angeles office. His practice is focused on import and export trade law, trade regulations and customs law, regulatory law and transportation law. He has represented clients before US Customs and Border Protection on a variety of issues including the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, focused assessments and averting penalties. He also regularly appears before other government agencies with responsibilities over import and export transactions. Richard helps companies implement duty savings strategies and internal compliance programs. Richard has lectured extensively on issues pertaining to import and export law on behalf of various organizations. He has also taught import and export trade law to both industry and Customs brokerage associations.

EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR
Book Review, "19 Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law," 469 (1987)
Reviewing Welt, "Trade Without Money Barter and Countertrade," (1984)
Case Comment, "Stone Walling By Hospital Unions Must End When Hospital Cannot Raise Wages: N.L.R.B. v. St. Joseph's Hospital," 4 Health Matrix 68 (1986)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
California Fashion Association
Northern Border Customs Brokers Association
Foreign Trade Association of Southern California
Provisors

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
California Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Customs and International Trade Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Customs Law Committee
LA Bar Customs Committee, Past Chair
New York County Lawyers
American Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS
US Court of International Trade
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Supreme Court

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS
New York (1988)
California (2004)

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University J.D. (1987)
Boston University B.A. cum laude (1980)


CONTACT

Los Angeles
707 Wilshire Blvd Ste 4150
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3605

email: rwortman@gdlsk.com

Tel: (213) 624-1970
Direct (213) 452-0860
Fax: (213) 624-1678

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