Diaz Trade Law is excited to announce that Dana Watts has joined the firm as an Of Counsel Attorney, further strengthening its capabilities in customs and international trade law. Dana has extensive experience working in renowned D.C. law firms on a wide variety of customs-related matters. With an impressive track record spanning many years, Dana Watts has established herself as a seasoned practitioner of customs law. Her practice encompasses a comprehensive array of customs-related areas, including but not limited to forced labor-related detentions, customs valuation, tariff classification, Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs, country of origin and marking determinations, customs-related False Claims Act litigation, and free trade agreements.

Dana is well-versed in navigating the complex regulatory landscape and maintains a proven track record of successfully filing protests, prior disclosures, ruling requests, and responses to Requests for Information (CF-28s) and detention notices with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Her strategic counsel has assisted companies of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries in crafting customs compliance materials, conducting merger and acquisition-related due diligence, and identifying avenues for customs-related cost savings.

Dana Watts brings has been a licensed U.S. Customs Broker for over twelve years. Her expertise also covers sanctions, export controls, CFIUS notices, trade-related merger and acquisition due diligence, antidumping and countervailing duty cases, and Section 337 litigation.