William A. Fennell is an international trade attorney and partner at Stewart and Stewart. Since joining the firm in 1985, he has worked on a variety of international trade matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, customs matters, export control matters, and application of rules of origin. He has also negotiated and prepared contracts for computer software and hardware.
Mr. Fennell has worked on matters and advised clients in a wide variety of industries, including:
- Film Production
Mr. Fennell has represented clients in numerous matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, as well as in litigation before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Fennell is the co-author of the chapters on trade-related investment measures and tropical products in The GATT Uruguay Round: A Negotiating History (1986-1992)(Vol. I) and the author of an update chapter on TRIMS in The GATT Uruguay Round: The End Game (Part I)(Vol. IV). He has written extensively on computer issues for attorneys.
Before joining Stewart and Stewart, Mr. Fennell worked for fifteen years in the computer industry in various capacities, including as a computer programmer and systems analyst. For a number of years, he worked to automate the federal courts, developing the initial five year plan for federal court automation. He also worked on the first stages of the EDGAR system as a branch chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.