Ms. Rifkin practices in the area of customs and international trade law, with a special emphasis on food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. She regularly represents clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). With over 16 years of experience in the customs and trade area, Ms. Rifkin provides guidance on all aspects of the import and export process, including tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, country of origin determinations, country of origin marking, USMCA and other free trade agreements, Customs penalties, antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, and intellectual property issues. She routinely assists clients with prior disclosures of violations, mitigation of liquidated damages and penalties, protests, requests for binding rulings, and antidumping and countervailing duty scope ruling requests. Ms. Rifkin has particular expertise in the area of forced labor and has successfully assisted foreign producers in connection with CBP enforcement actions. Ms. Rifkin regularly litigates cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has obtained a number of favorable decisions for her clients, including decisions overturning adverse classification determinations by CBP and adverse scope rulings issued by the Department of Commerce. Ms. Rifkin has also successfully represented clients before the Northern District of California and the International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding claims of Lanham Act false advertising and unfair competition.