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Christine M. Streatfeild

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Christine Streatfeild is a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. She has a broad range of trade, regulatory, and litigation experience, most frequently representing clients in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, safeguard measures, duties imposed for national security purposes (Section 232 duties), and Section 337 intellectual property and trade secrets disputes. She appears before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), US Department of Commerce (DOC), and the federal courts. She also routinely advises companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on issues affecting mergers, acquisitions, licensing, and compliance. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Streatfeild served as the acting deputy director of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and in the Environment and Natural Resources division of the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the Krieger School, Johns Hopkins University, where she taught Global Trade, Policy and Competition.

Practice Focus

Ms. Streatfeild focuses her practice on trade regulatory and intellectual property matters, including disputes and counseling to companies on a variety of commercial activity including distribution agreements, joint venture arrangements, and supply agreements, as well as assessing compliance with import duties.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a Brazilian aircraft designer in a trade secret dispute involving a development agreement. 
  • Represented a leading shredder manufacturer in a trade secret dispute before the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented a multinational consumer electronics company before the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented a manufacturer of industrial products before the Department of Commerce and in a NAFTA Article 1904 Binational Panel arbitration.
  • Represented a handset device manufacturer in an ICDR international arbitration involving an intellectual property license.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - International Law and Litigation Sections
  • Women's Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar - International Arbitration Section


  • District of Columbia~United States (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2011)
  • New York~United States (2010)
  • U.S. Court of International Trade~United States (2010)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. International Economic and Business Law Distinction) (2010)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) (J.D.) (2009)
  • University of Michigan (B.A.) (2004)


  • English


Author, "Opening a GATE to Reduce Global Emissions: Getting Over and Into the WTO," 44(5) Journal of the World Trade, October 2010

Author, "Challenging By the Rules of the Game: Certainty Through Procedural Harmonisation of Challenges," 13(3) Int’l Arb. L. Rev., September 2010

Author, "A Call for Material Girls: Securing Property Rights for Women in Developing Countries," 94(2) Women Lawyers Journal, Fall 2009

Speaking Engagements

Guest lecturer, "The Dragon’s Forays into Africa: The Surge of Sino-African Trade and Investment Ties and Its Policy Implications," Trapca Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, November 2010

Guest lecturer, "International Trade and Development: Promises and Pitfalls," Cornell 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Ithaca, New York, Cornell Law School, April 2010

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