David John Craven

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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Admitted to practice

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

State Bar Memberships


George Washington University National Law Center, J.D.

University of Iowa, B.A.

DAVID J. CRAVEN is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, resident in the Chicago office. Mr. Craven is an accomplished authority on doing business in Asia, Europe and Africa and is experienced in helping clients explore opportunities to stay competitive in the global economy. An A-V rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he has practiced international trade and customs law for more than 30 years and is fluent in the nuances of the numerous government agencies responsible for administering U.S. trade and tariff laws.

Earlier in his career Mr. Craven was an integral part of the project to rewrite the preferential rules of origin and to examine other barriers to market integration for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. He has lectured on export control issues and the North American Free Trade Agreement and has written articles on various aspects of U.S. trade law.

Mr. Craven has a broad range of experience in antidumping and countervailing issues, representing clients from Europe, Asia and the Middle East in cases involving diverse products ranging from industrial materials to chemicals to food products. His successes have included obtaining zero AD and CV duty rates on behalf of clients in a number of cases. He has also worked closely with both producers and importers to structure transactions to minimize the impact of AD/CV duties through full and complete use of the customs and trade laws.

Mr. Craven has appeared before the Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as a variety of federal agencies. He holds a J.D. with honors from The National Law Center of The George Washington University as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science and vocal performance, with a cognate in philosophy, from the University of Iowa. He has sung professionally and continues to appear in opera and oratorio in the Chicago area.

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