Photograph of Yun Gao


  • University of International Relations (China), B.A. international politics (2006)
  • New York University, M.A. political science (2008)
  • New York Law School, J.D. (2014)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Mandarin

Yun Gao

 Associate New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4317
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Yun Gao is an associate in the International Trade Group in the firm’s New York office. Yun’s practice primarily focuses on international trade and customs-related matters, including representing U.S. importers, foreign manufacturers, foreign governments, and trade associations in defense of trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce (DOC), the International Trade Committee (ITC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as litigations arising from such proceedings before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). Her practice includes strategic planning, regulatory counseling, and litigation on all aspects of Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing (CVD) duty issues arising from trade with partner countries, including the Europe Union, Japan, China, Vietnam and Taiwan. Yun also assists clients on other complex trade and customs matters including scope ruling requests, assessment of duty exposure, World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, prevention of duty evasion and circumvention, data and analytical support in prior disclosures, duty-saving programs, and penalty analysis.

Yun has represented cases involving a diverse range of industries from agricultural, chemical, steel, aluminum, and solar, to downstream consumer products, such as steel nails, tires, steel cylinders, refrigerants, wooden bedroom furniture, wood floorings, and petroleum wax candles.

She also prepares exclusion requests and provides related advice for products that are affected by the global tariffs on steel and aluminum imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Additionally, Yun develops courses of action for clients impacted by the investigation of the Government of China pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Yun was an attorney at a boutique international trade law firm in New York City, where she represented a wide array of trade remedy and customs cases.   

Representative highlights

  • Obtained zero CVD duties for both mandatory respondents in the CVD investigation of steel nails from Taiwan, which resulted in no CVD order against importation of Taiwanese steel nails.
  • Obtained zero AD duty and exclusion for one mandatory respondent in the AD investigation of steel nails from Taiwan.
  • Assisted a leading agricultural product importer in a complex federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) action regarding trade libel, duty evasion, and fraud issues arising from a myriad of consecutive AD administrative reviews before the DOC.
  • Assisted an importer in litigation against Customs’ enhanced bonding requirements in connection with enforcement of AD/CVD regulations.
  • Advised foreign government and manufacturers regarding feasibility of a WTO challenge of the U.S. targeted dumping methodology used in the AD margin calculations.
  • Assisted in multiple pre-review audits and implementation of review planning programs to ensure minimal exposure to AD duties in future administrative reviews.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York


Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "The Month in International Trade – March 2019," International Trade Bulletin (April 12, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Carlton Greene, David (Dj) Wolff, Dainia Jabaji, Yun Gao, John L. Murino, David Baron, David B. Robbins, Emily Alban
  • "The Month in International Trade – July 2018," International Trade Bulletin (August 6, 2018). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, John B. Brew, Spencer Toubia, Aaron Marx, Cherie Walterman, Robert Holleyman, Yun Gao, Daniel Cannistra, Robert L. LaFrankie, Ru Xiao-Graham, Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás