Sheridan S. McKinney
Mr. McKinney has been active in international trade and investment law and policy for over ten years. His practice spans a broad array of trade issues ranging from market access issues involving the WTO to trade remedy litigation (including U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty and NAFTA Chapter 19), the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba to registered lobbying and consulting on active international trade negotiations. Industries he has represented include beverage alcohol, household appliances, tobacco products, automotive parts, aerospace, lumber, footwear, apparel, agricultural goods, chemicals, and steel, amongst others. Mr. McKinney’s clients range from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to small family businesses concerning issues affecting the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, European, Asian, Caribbean, and South American markets. He augments his practice by teaching trade and investment law and policy courses at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. and Université Catholique de Lyon in France, amongst other engagements.
During his studies at American University Washington College of Law Mr. McKinney spent significant time at internships at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (the Office of Services and Investment and the Office of the General Counsel) and at the U.S. Department of Commerce (Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce) while occupying several leadership positions at school (including successful Moot Court competitions, Law Review, etc.). Between undergraduate and law school Mr. McKinney worked at one Brazil-focused boutique consultancy and one top-five consulting firm. As an undergraduate at the University of Miami, he was the inaugural recipient of the Robert M. Levine Award for Excellence in Latin American Studies for his research on Brazil's investment regime and spent significant time studying in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
With all of his extensive free time, Mr. McKinney is a wine enthusiast and budding wine grape grower (fourth year, second harvest in 2016) and volunteers on campaigns promoting democracy in Eastern and Central Europe.
He is now Vice President of TradeWins LLC, a trade law and policy consultancy based in Washington, DC, and is admitted to practice law in Florida and Washington, DC.