James Walker Admitted to U.S. Court of International Trade

Cole Schotz Adds Capacity to Represent International and Domestic Companies Seeking Judicial Review of Administrative Actions of US Government Agencies Dealing with Importations.

19 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET from Cole Schotz

HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cole Schotz P.C. is pleased to announce that Member James W. Walker has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of International Trade.  Situated in New York City, the Court of International Trade offers the international trade community, including domestic companies, consumer groups and labor organizations, an opportunity to secure judicial review of administrative actions of government agencies dealing with importations. The Court can and does hear and decide cases which arise anywhere in the United States and enjoys exclusive jurisdictional authority to decide any civil action against the United States, its officers, or its agencies arising out of any law pertaining to international trade.

Mr. Walker, based in the firm's Dallas office, has extensive trial and appellate experience in federal districts and appellate courts around the United States. Mr. Walker has long represented Texas-based and Fortune 500 companies in the energy and finance areas, as well as all types of professional liability and other complex commercial contract and business tort claims. His admission to the Court of International Trade will enhance the firm's ability to represent its international and domestic clientele and others adversely affected or aggrieved by agency actions arising out of import transactions.

Mr. Walker's admission supplements that of Michael S. Weinstein, a Member resident in our New Jersey office, who has been previously admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade.  "The Court of International Trade is the exclusive jurisdiction for any party, international or domestic, to seek relief for any damages caused by agency actions arising out of import transactions," said Mr. Walker. "I am pleased to join my partner Michael S. Weinstein in offering our clients, and any other parties aggrieved by US agency actions taken in relation to importations, the same experience and quality results I have been providing for almost thirty years in federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States."

In addition to the Court of International Trade, Mr. Walker is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Court in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. In addition to the Court of International Trade, Michael S. Weinstein is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

About Cole Schotz:

Cole Schotz serves clients nationally from its offices in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Texas.  The firm represents a variety of entities including private equity firms, hedge funds, closely-held businesses, Fortune 500 companies, as well as select individuals.  Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to over 130 attorneys who provide counsel in a number of primary areas of practice:  Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring, Construction Services, Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Special Opportunities, Tax, Trusts & Estates, White Collar Defense & Investigations and Healthcare.

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