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    Robert Leo

    Robert Leo

    Attorney at Law, U.S. Customs & International Trade Law at Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury LLP

    Phone: (212) 949-7120

    Address: 229 West 36th Street New York, New York 10022, US

    ROBERT J. LEO is a partner in the New York office of Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury LLP. ¬†The firmís practice focuses on U.S. and international law and regulations affecting exports and imports.¬†

    Prior to joining the firm, Robert was Vice President and Counsel for the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), a national trade association representing U.S. companies before Congress and the Executive Branch. ¬†He has served on AAEIís Board of Governors and as a member of the AAEI Industry Leadership Council. ¬†He is also active in various other associations, including the Home Fashion Products Association, which the firm serves as Counsel. ¬†

    Robert is a cleared advisor to the U.S. government on customs and trade facilitation issues and has served in that capacity for over 20 years.  He was re-appointed in 2022 by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Customs and Trade Facilitation (ITAC 13).  Robert is also a select member of the New York District Export Council, which helps promote U.S. exports.

    He served as Chair of the New York State Bar Associationís International Section and was Program Co-Chair for the Sectionís Seasonal Meetings in Madrid and Shanghai. ¬†He is currently Co-Chair of the Sectionís Trade Committee.¬†

    He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.  While in law school Robert was Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and served as an intern for then Chief Judge Edward D. Re of the U.S. Court of International Trade.


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