Adam H. Gordon,
Managing Partner

O: 202.991.2701
M: 703.593.6191


Adam Gordon has been in private practice since 1993. Mr. Gordon represents clients on international trade and customs matters, and has extensive experience representing clients on legislative and regulatory affairs matters.

Mr. Gordon represents U.S. manufacturers, industries and agricultural groups in international trade matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice focuses on antidumping and countervailing duty litigation, developing and implementing programs to detect circumvention and enforce trade orders, legislative counseling on international trade issues, and assisting clients with complex customs issues related to imports and exports. Mr. Gordon’s clients include family-owned businesses as well as Fortune 100 corporations.

Before founding The Bristol Group in 2015, Mr. Gordon was a partner at Picard, Kentz & Rowe and Wiley Rein, LLP, where he served on the Business Development Committee and the Diversity Committees. Mr. Gordon also is a Deacon, Lay Liturgist and member of the Personnel Board of the Rock Spring United Church of Christ, and is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 647, based in Arlington, Virginia.


The George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C.
J.D., with Honors, May 1993

University of York, York, England
M.A., Politics, July 1990

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
B.A., Political Science/International Relations, May 1988

Jennifer M. Smith,

O: 202-991-2705
M: 301-481-8473


Jennifer M. Smith has counseled and represented clients in various industries since she entered private practice in 2010. She has extensive experience in a wide range of international trade law matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, customs, export controls, economic sanctions and embargoes, anti-boycott, trade adjustment assistance, and international and bilateral trade agreements and dispute resolution processes.

Mrs. Smith has represented clients before numerous agencies, including the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Customs and Border Protection, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Labor.

Mrs. Smith also advises clients on implementing import and export compliance programs and assists clients in performing import and export compliance reviews and due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions transactions.

In April 2019, Mrs. Smith was appointed to the U.S. NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster of Panelists to hear disputes under the trade remedy laws.

Mrs. Smith frequently writes articles and speaks at conferences and on webinars regarding international trade and import/export compliance issues. She is a Co-Vice Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association International Trade Committee and a member of the Georgetown University Law Center International Trade Update Advisory Board.

Before entering private practice, Mrs. Smith clerked at the United States Court of International Trade for Chief Judge Jane A. Restani.

During law school, Mrs. Smith served as an Articles Editor on The Georgetown Law Journal.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2008

The George Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Court Admissions
United States Court of International Trade

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Federal Circuit Bar Association
Customs and International Trade Bar Association

DC Bar

Lauren Fraid,

O: 202-991-2704


Lauren Fraid is an international trade and litigation associate whose practice focuses on antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and appeals, export controls, sanctions, and related regulatory and compliance matters.  Ms. Fraid joined The Bristol Group after receiving her LLM, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center’s International Business & Economic Law program.  Previously, Ms. Fraid’s practice was focused on appellate, complex commercial litigation, and arbitration claims.  Ms. Fraid received her JD from St. John’s University School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University.

Ping Gong,



Ms. Gong is an experienced international trade attorney specializing in trade remedies litigation on behalf of U.S. manufacturers and industries.

She has handled all aspects of antidumping and countervailing duty matters for a wide variety of U.S.industries producing products as varied as steel nails, paper, tires, and agricultural products before the U.S.Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has also appeared before the U.S. Trade Representative on WTO-related work on rare earths and other raw materials. In addition, she has worked on economic sanctions and customs matters.

Ms. Gong received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and B.A. in Law from China University of Political Science and Law. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, and a member of the State Bar of New York and the District of Columbia Bar. She is admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D., May 17, 2008

China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), School of Law, Beijing, China
L.L.B., July 1, 2005

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