Lydia Childre advises clients with complex domestic and international compliance concerns. Lydia focuses primarily on export controls, economic sanctions, customs compliance, and transport regulation, while also counseling clients on a range of trade policy matters. She has deep government experience, having previously worked as a senior advisor to the Section 232 "Steel and Aluminum Tariffs" product exclusions team at the Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), and as a special assistant general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Office of the General Counsel (OGC).
Outside of government, Lydia worked as a trade remedies associate at a premier legal services and consulting firm focused on antidumping and countervailing duty litigation (AD/CVD) and related public policy and legislative matters. She has practiced on both the petitioner's side and the respondent's side.
At the DOC, Lydia worked with ITA management and trade compliance analysts to ensure proper implementation of guidance as it related to factors for Section 232 determination, including conducting second and final reviews of draft recommendations and advising senior ITA officials on any legal, process, or policy risks.
While at USTR, Lydia worked on a variety of matters related to trade policy and regulation, including assisting OGC with World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings.