Meredith DeMent counsels US and multinational companies across industry sectors on all aspects of US customs law. She focuses her practice on rapidly evolving trade policy, customs compliance, and duty mitigation strategies. She was named a rising star in international trade by Legal Media Group's Expert Guides. Meredith assists clients with issues involving valuation, country-of-origin, tariff classification, free trade agreements, duty preference programs and trade enforcement actions, such as the ongoing actions pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. She has experience with customs prior disclosures, penalty petitions, compliance audits, enforcement actions before US Customs and Border Protection, as well as trade litigation before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Meredith also advises clients on international trade due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, strategic customs planning, and the design, implementation and administration of effective compliance programs. Meredith has represented clients before the US Department of Commerce as well as the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in both customs and antidumping cases. She has also prepared corporate clients for on-site Customs Focused Assessments and has filed protests, prior disclosures, and penalty petitions involving issues of tariff classification, product valuation, GSP eligibility, and country-of-origin marking on a wide range of products.