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Will Ernest Leonard,

Will E. Leonard, American lawyer, specializing in the field of International Transactions, Trade and Customs, Government Relations. Member of Ablondi, Foster, Sobin & Davidow, P.C.


Leonard,, Will Ernest was born on January 18, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Will Ernest and Nellie (Kenner) Leonard.


Tulane University of Louisiana (Bachelor of Arts, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, 1958). Harvard University (Master of Laws, 1966).


Worked at Ablondi, Foster, Sobin & Davidow, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1958, Louisiana. 1962, United States. Supreme Court.

1963, District of Columbia. 1982, United States. Court of International Trade and United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Member, Moot Court, 1958. Co-Author: "Section 337: A Familiar Road Into Strange Country," AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Volume 12 No.

4, 1984. "The Metamorphosis of the United States. International Trade Commission Under the Trade Act of 1974," Virginia Journal of International Law, Volume 16, 1976. Legislative Assistant to Senator Russell B. Long, 1960-1966.

Professional Staff Member, United States. Senate Committee on Finance, 1966-1968. Commissioner, 1968-1977 and Chairman, 1975-1976, United States.

International Trade Commission. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Louisiana State Bar Association.

American Bar Association (Former Chairman, Standing Committee on Customs). The Firm specializes in international trade regulation (including Customs and export control), antitrust, unfair competition, international transactions, and intellectual property licensing and litigation. It represents major domestic and foreign interests before the United States.

International Trade Commission, United States. Department of Commerce, United States. Customs Services, United States.

Trade Representative, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States. Department of Justice, the Federal Courts, Congress and other entities. It also represents clients before the European Commission and international trade and competition tribunals of such countries as Mexico, Canada and Columbia.

The Firm has been involved in numerous cases involving Section 337 unfair trade practices. Antidumping and countervailing duties. Antitrust claims; multilateral agreements such as GATT and the WTO.

Customs classification and valuation. The North American Free Trade Agreement. The Generalized System of Preferences ("GSP").

And Section 301. The Firm also counsels and represents clients on issues related to economic damages and litigation in intellectual property disputes and high technology licensing and other business negotiations and transactions.


Member, Moot Court, 1958.


Married Maureen Laniak. Children– Will Ernest III, Sherry Elizabeth, Robert Scott, Stephen Michael, Christopher Anthony, Colleen Mary, Leigh Alison.