Luke Tillman focuses his practice on customs and trade remedies issues, including antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigations and reviews before the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and US International Trade Commission (ITC), and appeals before the US Court of International Trade (CIT). Luke also advises clients on issues involving the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
Prior to joining Steptoe, Luke worked as counsel to Commissioner Irving A. Williamson at the ITC, where he advised the commissioner on AD/CVD injury investigations, five-year "sunset" reviews, and judicial appeals. Luke also assisted in developing and drafting commission views and determinations.
As a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) International Trade Field Office, Luke represented the US in customs and trade litigation matters before the CIT. Prior to joining the DOJ, Luke served in the US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Trade, Border Security & Trade Compliance Division where he led trade compliance matters involving intellectual property rights violations, customs fraud, illicit cultural property importations and other penalties, seizures, and forfeitures actions under Title 19. Luke also served as the CBP delegate to the congressionally mandated Cultural Antiquities Task Force.
Luke also has experience providing export controls compliance advice on classification and licensing requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and assisting with internal investigations concerning economic sanctions and export controls.
- District of Columbia
- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
- J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2011
- B.A., Kent State University, 2007
International Trade Remedies
Forged Steel Fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan
Ripe Olives from Spain
Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan
Ammonium Sulfate from China
Pacific World Corporation v. United States, CIT No. 08-00149
Apple Inc. v. United States, CIT No. 13-00239
International Fidelity Insurance Company v. United States, CIT No. 12-00064
Dis Vintage, LLC v. United States, CIT No. 13-00255
Led a CBP multimillion-dollar civil penalty action against an international airline.
Led a CBP action to seize and forfeit, and repatriate a large collection of stolen cultural antiquities, artifacts, and art work from a private museum.
Led a multimillion-dollar CBP seizure and civil penalty action against an importer of merchandise bearing a counterfeit trademark.
News & Publications
February 22, 2019
October 25, 2018
US Customs and Border Protection, Regulations & Rulings, 2012 Superior Achievement Award
- Counsel to Commissioner Irving A. Williamson, US International Trade Commission (2016-2018)
- Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice, National Courts, International Trade Field Office (2014-2015)
- Attorney-Advisor, US Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade (2012-2014)
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder
- Customs and International Trade Bar Association