Government Experience

  • Department of Commerce—Senior International Trade Analyst, International Trade Administration, 2020 – 2021; International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration, 2017 – 2020


  • University of Memphis, B.B.A. (2012) magna cum laude, with University Honors
  • Tulane University, M.B.A. (2016)
  • Tulane Law School, J.D. (2016)


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Michael Bowen


Michael Bowen is an associate in the International Trade Group of Crowell & Moring and resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Michael’s practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of trade remedies, import regulatory compliance, and international trade litigation. His experience covers a broad range of trade and customs issues, including those related to antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, administrative reviews, and litigation involving the U.S. International Trade Commission. His work also encompasses complex scope exclusion requests before the U.S. Department of Commerce, and matters related to tariffs imposed pursuant to the various trade remedy measures under sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Michael worked as a senior international trade analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce at the International Trade Administration. He spent four years in the enforcement & compliance (E&C) division, where he conducted several high-profile AD/CVD investigations involving both market and non-market economy countries. His responsibilities included performing quantitative analyses of data submitted by foreign respondents; leading on-site verifications of foreign manufacturers, exporters, and their U.S. affiliates; drafting agency determinations; calculating duty rates using SAS computer programs; and assisting in the preparation of case briefs before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

During his time at Commerce, the Department initiated 302 new AD/CVD investigations – a 278 percent increase over the previous comparable period. Michael served as a lead analyst on a number of these investigations, which often involved novel legal issues, including transshipment allegations under the new EAPA provisions and cost adjustments pursuant to “particular market situations.” Michael also served as an active member of the E&C hiring committee and helped draft the trade remedies section of the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits, for which he was honored with a Bronze Medal.

While in law school, Michael was very active both in and out of the classroom. He conducted directed research on trade remedies under distinguished international trade and admiralty law Professor Martin Davies, and served as an integral member of Tulane’s award-winning Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot court team, where he argued before a mock arbitration tribunal in Hong Kong. Michael was also very active in the student bar association, serving as class president.

While in school, Michael spent a year at the World Trade Center of New Orleans, where he conducted extensive research on U.S. trade policy and assisted in counseling members regarding various compliance issues. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Julia Smith Gibbons at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where he analyzed various appellate court filings including petitions for rehearing en banc, habeas corpus, and immigration asylum. He later spent a summer in Panama City working for a boutique international banking firm. Michael also spent a summer in Paris studying at Université Paris Dauphine, as part of Tulane’s European Legal Studies program, during which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg served as a guest lecturer. He also served as a student representative for Tulane’s Project for Older Prisoners, where he helped to obtain parole for non-violent senior inmates.

In addition to his law degree, Michael earned a MBA from Tulane’s Freeman School of Business, focusing on finance and international management. He served as a team leader for Tulane’s Burkenroad Reports, a nationally recognized small-cap equity analysis program, and provided strategic market management consulting to companies in China and Italy.

A perpetual student of international trade law, Michael has since earned an Executive Certificate in International Trade and Credit Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management, the U.S. Commercial Diplomacy Institute’s Certificate in International Trade Law, and is currently working toward his Customs Specialist Certification from the NCBFAA.

Michael is proud to be a first-generation college graduate and believes his upbringing in stateside manufacturing provides him with a very personal understanding of clients’ trade issues and legal needs on both sides of the pond. In his free time, Michael enjoys being outside, and in keeping with his Mississippi Delta roots, strumming on the guitar.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "International Trade in 2021: What’s Ahead," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 17, 2021). Presenters: Vassilis Akritidis, Caroline E. Brown, Michelle J. Linderman, Joshua Pond, Nicole Janigian Simonian, David R. Stepp, Robert Clifton Burns, Carina C. Federico, Jackson C. Pai, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Michael Bowen, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath, Nimrah Najeeb, and Joshua Boswell.


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