Portrait of

Education

  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, B.S. (1996)
  • John Marshall Law School, J.D. (2001) cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
Frances P. Hadfield, Counsel New York
fhadfield@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.803.4040
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Frances P. Hadfield is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's International Trade Group in the firm's New York office. Her practice focuses on customs litigation and regulatory compliance. She regularly advises corporations on both litigation and regulatory matters involving customs compliance, audits, customs enforcement, as well as import penalties.

Frances represents clients before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as in proceedings at the administrative level. She advises corporations on both substantive federal and state regulatory issues that involve U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife in matters pertaining to product admissibility, audits, classification, import restrictions, investigations, marking, licenses, origin, penalties, and tariff preference programs.

Frances has assisted clients in a broad array of industries (e.g., agricultural, apparel and footwear, automotive, cameras, electronics, equipment and machinery, glassware, household goods, lighting, petroleum, and hand tools), providing creative tariff solutions and duty recovery options that enable clients to obtain significant duty savings. Moreover, in enforcement instances she has worked to mitigate substantially proposed customs penalties.

Frances was also a law clerk to the Honorable Evan J. Wallach at the U.S. Court of International Trade. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, she was an attorney at a boutique customs practice in New York City for over ten years. She is a licensed customs broker and has taught tariff classification and customs valuation.

Representative Experience

  • Led three-day bench trial at U.S. Court of International Trade involving six fact witnesses and two expert witnesses resulting in a duty decrease for cotton shelf brassiere tank tops from 16.5 percent ad valorem to 10.8 percent ad valorem.
  • Successfully litigated shelved furniture classification resulting in a duty decrease from 3.9 percent ad valorem to duty free.
  • Settled $1.5 million defective apparel goods case.
  • Succeeded in having penalty case involving the proper classification of digital still image video cameras dismissed.
  • Settled importer's trademark infringement case regarding handbags at the Southern District of New York.
  • Assists clients with establishing import compliance programs.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, United States Supreme Court

Other Memberships

  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)
    • Chair, CITBA Publications Committee (2008-2012)
    • Co-Chair, CITBA Trial and Appellate Practice Committee (2012-Present)


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Update on CBP's Forced Labor Detentions," Webinar (July 20, 2016). Presenters: Frances P. Hadfield and David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "The Regulatory Framework of Labeling and Disclosure," Federal Bar Association's 2016 Fashion Law Conference, New York, NY (February 12, 2016). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey and Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "Protecting Your Fashion Brand Against Counterfeiting By Using U.S. Customs and Border Protection's E-Recordation System," China.Net: A Global Marketplace Revolution, Chicago, IL (October 23, 2015). Presenter: Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "The Fusion of Fashion & Technology: The Emerging Legal Landscape for the Fashion Industry in the Digital Media Age," Crowell & Moring and U.S. Fashion Industry Association, Webinar (October 20, 2015). Panelists: Cheryl A. Falvey, Lora A. Moffatt and Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "This Year in Trade - Fall Update," Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 8, 2015). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Lindsay Denault, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Glen G. McGorty, James (J.J.) Saulino, and Alexander H. Schaefer.
  • "USA Business Builder," Toronto, Canada (May 26, 2015). Presenter: Frances P. Hadfield.


Publications

  • "U.S. Customs: A Practitioner's Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, Second Edition," International Practitioner's Deskbook Series, American Bar Association (2016). Co-Author (Ch. 1: Introduction and Overview): John B. Brew, Co-Authors: (Ch. 6: Duty Savings Opportunities): John B. Brew and Jini Koh, Co-Authors (Ch. 8: Administrative and Judicial Review of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Decisions): John B. Brew, Alexander H. Schaefer, and Frances P. Hadfield, Co-Author (Ch. 12: Customs Enforcement of Other Agencies' Regulations): Jini Koh.
  • "Join C&M and other legal experts for the FBA's Fashion Law Conference," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (February 1, 2016). Authors: Cheryl A. Falvey, Chahira Solh, and Frances Hadfield.
  • "Responding to Customs and Border Protection's Requests for Factual Information: Responsibilities, Burdens and Consequences 23 Tul. J. of Int'l & Comp. L. (forthcoming 2015). Author: Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "ITC Excludes Chinese Company for 10-Years for Trade Secrets Misappropriation," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (June 5, 2015). Authors: Kathryn L. Clune, Mark A. Klapow, and Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "Import and Customs Issues in Fashion" Fashion Law: A Guide for designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, 302-321 (Guillermo Jimenez and Barbara Kolsun eds. 2nd ed. (2014). Co-Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Amanda M. Simpson.
  • "A Question of Evidence, Ethics and Interpretation: Possible Perils and Pitfalls of United States Court of International Trade Rules 8 and 11 19 Tul. J. of Int'l & Comp. Law 573 (2011). Author: Frances P. Hadfield.
  • "A Discussion of 2009 and 2010 Cases Decided Under the United States Court of International Trade's 28 U.S.C. 1581(a) Jurisdiction 43 Geo J. Int'l L. 207 (2011). Co-Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Amanda M. Simpson.


Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "This Month in International Trade — November 2016," International Trade Bulletin (December 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Charles De Jager, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, Cameron Prell, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Elena Klonitskaya, Lorenzo Di Masi, Adrian Jones, Gordon McAllister, Edward Norman, Simon Evers, Mariana Pendás, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Matthew B. Welling
  • "This Month in International Trade — October 2016," International Trade Bulletin (November 3, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Charles De Jager, Alexander H. Schaefer, Danielle Giffuni, Kelly T. Currie, James (J.J.) Saulino, Alan W. H. Gourley
  • "This Month in International Trade — September 2016," International Trade Bulletin (October 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Adrian Jones, Ian A. Laird, Charles De Jager, John Laird, Gordon McAllister, Aaron Marx, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Robert L. LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jason M. Crawford, Paul Davies, Danie Beukman, Christopher Monahan
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2016," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Aaron Marx, Jini Koh, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles De Jager, Kate Clemans, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Tracy T. Huang, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2016," International Trade Bulletin (August 4, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Paul Davies, Gordon McAllister, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adrian Jones, George D. Ruttinger, Edward Norman, Diego Noesen, Flip Petillion, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Mariana Pendás, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jenny E. Cieplak, Matthew B. Welling, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino, Warren Lehrenbaum, Preetha Chakrabarti
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2016," International Trade Bulletin (July 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ," International Trade Bulletin (June 9, 2016). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel
  • "Duty Suspension Bill Finally Passes Senate; Is Your Company Ready to Take Advantage?," International Trade Bulletin (May 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Jini Koh
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2016," International Trade Bulletin (May 5, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies
  • "CBP Detains Materials Due to Alleged Use of Forced Labor," International Trade Bulletin (April 27, 2016). Contacts: Frances P. Hadfield, Anne Elise Herold Li
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2016," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2016). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Nicholas DeLong, Aaron Marx, Alexander H. Schaefer, Wing Cheung
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2016," International Trade Bulletin (March 8, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher Monahan, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Alexander H. Schaefer
  • "Congress Passes New Customs Bill Focused on Strong Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Policies," International Trade Bulletin (February 12, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2015," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Adrian Jones, Carlton Greene, Charles De Jager, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2015," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Ian A. Laird, Robin B. Campbell, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, James (J.J.) Saulino, Sarah Moens, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2015," International Trade Bulletin (November 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Charles De Jager, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2015," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas A. Hanusik, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2015," International Trade Bulletin (September 2, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, Jennifer N. Waters, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2015," International Trade Bulletin (August 6, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2015," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Pierce Lee, Grégoire Ryelandt, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2015," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Grégoire Ryelandt, Kathryn L. Clune, Alan W. H. Gourley, Mark A. Klapow, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2015," International Trade Bulletin (May 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Grégoire Ryelandt, Cameron Prell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh


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