Tuesday, July 21, 2009

About Me

"... a guy who can get in the weeds with the best of them on international trade issues..."
- The Wall Street Journal (December 2009)

Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney with extensive experience in trade litigation before the United States Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the US Court of International Trade, the European Commission and the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body. He has also advised corporate and sovereign clients on US bilateral and regional trade agreements and American trade policy, as well as WTO matters, including accessions, compliance and multilateral trade negotiations.

Outside of the firm, Scott is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, where he writes on international economic policy and politics.  He also is a Senior Visiting Lecturer at Duke University Law School and a Visiting Lecturer at Duke University, where he teaches courses on international trade law and international trade policy, respectively.

In 2008, Scott served as a senior trade policy adviser for Senator John McCain’s Presidential campaign. In that capacity, he organized the campaign's trade policy team, routinely advised the campaign on international trade matters, and spoke publicly on the campaign’s behalf.  Since then, he's advised several presidential and congressional candidates on international trade and economic issues.

From 1998 – 2001 Scott worked as a research assistant with the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies in Washington, focusing on US international trade law and policy.

Scott has a BA in Political Science from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University's School of Law.  He was a frequent contributor to RealClearWorld's blog, The Compass, and the National Review Institute's Media Malpractice Program, and now scribbles for The Federalist.  He has appeared on Fox Business News and The Laura Ingraham Show and has been quoted in several major media outlets, and his original work has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, the Detroit News, the South China Morning Post, FoxNews.com, The Daily Caller, RealClearWorld and RealClearMarkets.  Scott is the co-author of the 2009 Cato Institute study, "Audaciously Hopeful: How President Obama Can Help Restore the Free Trade Consensus," the 2010 Heritage Foundation WebMemo, "Brazilian Retaliation Against U.S. Trade Violations: A Signal for Reform," and the 2011 Cato Institute paper, "Beyond Exports: A Better Case for Free Trade."

He also is the author of the October 2012 Cato Institute paper "Countervailing Calamity: How to Stop the Global Subsidies Race and the February 2013 Cato paper "License to Drill: The Case for Modernizing America’s Crude Oil and Natural Gas Export Licensing Systems."

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Scott now resides in Raleigh, NC with his beautiful wife Elizabeth, their new daughter Eve and their guard dog Ivey.

You may contact Scott here.

The views expressed herein are solely my own and do not reflect those of my employer. Nothing provided on this blog should be construed as legal advice.