Christopher T. Cloutier

Chris Cloutier has twenty years of experience in international trade law. As a private practitioner, he has counseled clients involved in trade proceedings in jurisdictions including Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Korea, Mexico, and Japan. In the United States, he is particularly known for preparing the first successful countervailing duty petitions targeting subsidized products from China and Vietnam. He has also advised private companies and governments in numerous disputes before the World Trade Organization and under the North American Free Trade Agreement. He is identified as a leader in the field of international trade by Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Cloutier joined trade law firm Schagrin Associates as a partner in 2015. He was previously a partner in the international trade group of the law firm of King & Spalding. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Cloutier served as the senior officer at the United States Embassy in China for the section of the U.S. Department of Commerce tasked with administering the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws. Mr. Cloutier began his legal career in 1999 as a litigator with the law firm Paul Hastings.

Mr. Cloutier received his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He also studied at Oxford University, Kyushu University in Japan, and Temple University Law School’s Tokyo campus. While a student, Mr. Cloutier interned in both the White House and U.S. House of Representatives.


George Washington University
J.D., 1999

University of Michigan
B.A., Political Science, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • State of New York

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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