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Nancy A. Noonan

Washington, DC
Nancy A. Noonan, Partner at Arent Fox

Nancy A. Noonan

Washington, DC

Nancy Noonan focuses her practice on proceedings under the international trade and customs laws of the United States and under the US’s immigration and nationality laws.

Client Work

Regarding international trade and customs matters, Nancy has represented a wide variety of clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 201 proceedings. Nancy’s clients have included a major steel company; a provincial government in Canada; several trade associations; and manufacturers of merchandise ranging from softwood lumber, to salmon, to bedroom furniture.

With respect to antidumping proceedings, Nancy’s experience includes both market and nonmarket economy proceedings. In addition, Nancy has counseled clients with respect to classification, valuation, and country of origin marking issues under the customs law, as well as penalty proceedings by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (formerly the US Customs Service). She has also served as counsel in appeals of international trade cases before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

As for immigration and nationality law, Nancy routinely advises domestic and foreign companies regarding the optimal strategies for the transfer of foreign nationals for temporary and permanent employment, including applications for Regional Centers under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. She also counsels US and foreign companies in matters relating to the employer’s legal obligations under immigration law. She is experienced in employment and family-based immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and citizenship issues, as well as representing individuals of extraordinary ability.

Previous Work

Nancy served as a law clerk to the Hon. Evan J. Wallach of the US Court of International Trade.


Nancy is on the Rules Advisory Committee to the US Court of International Trade, and served as a member of the planning committee for the Court of International Trade Judicial Conference in 2004 and 2006. She was also a planner and facilitator at the Court of International Trade Bar and Bench Conference in 2003. Nancy also serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar
New Jersey Bar
New York Bar


Syracuse University College of Law, JD, 1995
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, MA, 1995
University of Richmond, BA, 1990