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Senior Fellow

Counsel at Cassidy Levy Kent



Lawrence L. Herman, Cassidy Levy Kent LLP (Ottawa & Washington) and Herman & Associates (Toronto), has practiced international trade and investment law and policy in government and in the private sector for over 50 years.

Lawrence Herman was a member of Canada’s mission to the UN and the GATT in the 1970s and in private law practice acted as counsel for Canada in the International Court of Justice and has advocated cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), NAFTA panels and Canadian courts. Mr. Herman advises governments, State agencies and international organizations on trade, economic sanctions and investment issues.

He is a Senior Fellow of the C. D. Howe Institute, a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a member of the North American Forum and the Executive Committee of the Canada-US Law Institute and past chair of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s National Advisory Committee.

Among his other affiliations, Mr. Herman has been chair of the Canada-Taiwan Business Association and board member of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian Manufacturers Association, the Energy Council of Canada and the Council for Business and the Arts. In recent years, he served as vice-chair of Jazz FM.91, a public radio station, and chair of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.

He has authored and edited two compendium volumes on international trade: Canadian Trade Law: Practice and Procedure (Thomson Reuters 2007, 2016) and Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Thomson Reuters 2010). Mr. Herman has published over 200 articles and commentaries on international law and policy in academic journals and news publications.