3 New Tax Partners at Kirkland & Ellis

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Kirkland & Ellis have announced 64 new partners, with effect from 1 October 2006. The three tax partners are:

Laura L. Fraedrich, International Trade, Washington DC
Rachel L. Cantor, Tax & Planning, Chicago
Matthew Antinossi, Tax & Planning, Chicago

Laura L. Fraedrich

Laura Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. She advises and represents clients with respect to export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. She also represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. Antidumping and countervailing duty experience extends to all areas of such proceedings at both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, scope inquiry proceedings, and changed circumstances reviews.

George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1995)

College of William & Mary (B.A., Economics, 1983)

Clerk & Government Experience
Law Clerk to the Hon. Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995-1997

Representative Matters

Advised various companies of requirements under the U.S. export control regimes.

Represented respondent in antidumping investigation on Whitening Agents (DAS), securing negative preliminary determination at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Represented respondent in countervailing duty investigation on live swine from Canada, securing negative determinations.

Represented respondent in antidumping investigation on ferrovanadium from South Africa.

Represented respondent in antidumping administrative review on nitrocellulose from Germany.

Represented respondent in antidumping administrative review on large newspaper printing presses from Germany.

Represented clients in NAFTA Chapter 19 panel proceedings regarding countervailing duty issues.

Represented steel trading company in Steel Section 201 proceeding, including obtaining several product exclusions.

Represented major U.S. importers in both customs audits and foreign trade zone audits, including preparation of prior disclosures and compliance improvement plans.

Handled numerous penalty cases and liquidated damages cases for U.S. importers.

Provided country of origin advice for a wide range of products, including pharmaceuticals, steel, and office products.

Prepared ruling requests on various issues, including classification, valuation, and NAFTA issues.

Assisted client in successful challenge regarding distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act.

Admissions & Qualifications

1995, Virginia
1998, District of Columbia


District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of International Trade

Memberships & Affiliations

District of Columbia Bar Association (serving on Planning Committee for International Trade Section).

American Association of Exporters and Importers (serving on Trade Policy Committee and preparing weekly column summarizing trade cases).

Other Distinctions

“The Tripartite Nature of International Trade Laws,” in The Laws Behind International Trade: A Detailed Look at Enforcement, Regulations, and Political Influences (2006).

“U.S. Customs Law and Compliance,” in Corporate Legal Departments (Fourth Edition) (Carole Basri and Irving Kagan eds., 2005).

“Gerald Metals and Its Progeny: Recent Court Review of U.S. International Trade Commission Injury Determinations,” International Legal Strategy, October 10, 2002.

“Recent U.S. Government Actions Against Japanese Steel Companies,” International Legal Strategy, November 11, 1999.

Note, “The Japanese Minivan Antidumping Case: How American Manufacturers Lost the Legal Battles But Won the War,” 2 Geo. Mason U. L. Rev. 107 (1994).

Prior Experience

2003-2005 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

2002-2003 Alston & Bird LLP
1997-2002 Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Rachel L. Cantor

Rachel Cantor is a partner in Kirkland’s tax group. Her practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, venture capital investing and the formation of private equity funds.

University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2000) with Honors
Comment Editor, University of Chicago Law Review

Yale University (B.S., Computer Science, 1995) cum laude

Clerk & Government Experience
2000-2001, Law Clerk to the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Admissions & Qualifications

2003, New York

2003, District of Columbia
2006, Illinois

Prior Experience
McKee Nelson, 2001-2005

Matthew Antinossi

Mr. Antinossi’s practice includes all ERISA-related areas, and he has extensive experience with the employee benefits aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcy situations. A significant portion of Mr. Antinossi’s practice also includes providing technical assistance in litigation involving fiduciary breach and ERISA violation claims. As part of his compliance counseling practice, Mr. Antinossi represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service on plan correction and private letter ruling requests and provides advice related to Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation actions. Mr. Antinossi was listed in the article “Big Deals: Valor Communications Group” from the March 2006 edition of The American Lawyer for his representation of Valor in its merger with the Alltel Corporation.

Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1999) summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
Executive Editor, Ohio State Law Journal

Asbury College (B.A., 1995) summa cum laude

Admissions & Qualifications
1999, Illinois

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