Ruta Riley

Ruta Riley is an international trade attorney whose experience includes assisting importers and exporters in various industries with U.S. import, export and international trade matters, including analytical assessment of client compliance with the U.S. and international trade laws, advising clients on a wide range of import and export compliance issues, and developing import, export, and customs broker compliance programs. She is adept at preparing filings to the U.S. international trade agencies in support of client legal and policy positions, such as prior and voluntary disclosures, protests, ruling requests, and commodity jurisdiction and classification requests. 

Ruta's experience with Customs matters includes Customs audits, focused assessments, border enforcement of intellectual property rights, and assessment of antidumping duties. She has assisted importers in various industries with tariff classification, valuation, country of origin determinations, marking, drawback, and duty preference program requirements, including NAFTA, GSP and Chapter 98. She has worked with exporters to conduct export commodity jurisdiction and classification analyses (ITAR and EAR), denied party screening, and determining foreign hire licensing requirements. 

International Trade Experience

Ruta also worked as a transfer pricing consultant for one of the Big 4 accounting firms, where she assisted multinationals in developing transfer pricing documentation and planning intercompany transactions to ensure compliance with U.S. tax laws. 


Ruta received her law degree in 2008 and an LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law in 2009 from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. As an LL.M. student, Ruta completed an externship with Global Trade Expertise. Ruta received her B.S. in Finance from Chicago’s DePaul University, completing her studies in Finance Honors program.

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