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Elizabeth J. Drake

Elizabeth J. Drake has over thirteen years of experience as an international trade attorney, and she worked on international trade policy for six years prior to entering practice.


Ms. Drake has represented clients in a broad array of international trade law matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, section 301 petitions, trade preferences, and international and bilateral trade agreements. She has also advised clients on trade policy and legislative matters, as well as on dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization.


Ms. Drake has testified before Congress, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission. She has also spoken and published on a wide variety of issues in international trade, including China’s industrial policies, WTO rules and disputes, and Buy America laws. In 2015, Ms. Drake was nominated to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Her nomination was returned without a Senate vote.


Prior to joining Schagrin Associates in 2017, Ms. Drake was a partner at a boutique law firm focused on trade remedies. Before entering practice, she was an international policy analyst at the AFL-CIO. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.


Harvard Law School
J.D., 1999

University of California at Berkeley
B.A., 1996

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

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

  • U.S. Federal District Court of the District of Columbia

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