William R. “Randy” Rucker assists clients with all aspects of U.S. Customs law, including the classification and valuation of merchandise, country of origin and marking determinations, quantitative import restraints, duty-preference and savings programs, understanding and receiving the benefits of free trade agreements, compliance audits, enforcement actions and other trade-related matters.
In order to assist clients with their compliance efforts and satisfy "reasonable care" requirements, Randy frequently performs reviews of companies' internal operations and procedures in order to ensure compliance with various U.S. statutes and regulations governing international trade.
Randy also assists clients with trade-related matters arising under the jurisdiction of other U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assistance includes labeling requirements and the interpretation of antidumping orders for the preparation of scope ruling requests or changed circumstances reviews. He has significant experience in preparing submissions, such as formal protests of administrative decisions, requests for administrative rulings and prior disclosures, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other U.S. government agencies involved with the importation of goods into the U.S. He often represents clients before these government agencies.
Randy also represents clients in litigation before the Court of International Trade when administrative actions do not yield the desired results.
- John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2000, with honors, John Marshall Law Review
- University of Alabama, B.S.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois