Dean A. Pinkert

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Dean A. Pinkert

Dean Arthur Pinkert (born June 5, 1956, Chicago, Illinois) is an American trade lawyer.

International Trade Commissioner[edit]

Dean Arthur Pinkert was sworn in as a member of the International Trade Commission on February 26, 2007 for a term expiring in December 2015. He succeeded Jennifer Anne Hillman.

President George W. Bush nominated him on September 7, 2006[1] and again on January 9, 2007. The United States Senate confirmed him on February 1, 2007.[2] Pinkert became Vice Chairman of the Commission on June 17, 2014.[3] His service ended February 28, 2017, leaving his seat vacant starting March 1, 2017.[4]


Political affiliation[edit]

Pinkert is a Democrat appointee to the Commission. He contributed money to the presidential campaigns of Richard Gephardt and John Kerry in 2004, as well as to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (2000–2004).[6]

Education and personal[edit]

Pinkert was graduated from New Trier High School - East in 1974. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Oberlin College (1978), a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law (1983), and a Master of Laws degree with merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1989). He did graduate work at Princeton University (1978–1979).[8]


Dean Pinkert was born to Norman and Jeanne Pinkert in Chicago and raised in the suburb of Wilmette, where his family was in the scrap business. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Susan Paley and their children, Rose and Zeke.[6][9]


  • "The Concept of Specificity in the Bilateral Steel Agreements", The University of Ottawa Law Journal (1991)
  • "Issues in Sampling", The Commerce Department Speaks, PLI (1992)
  • "Target Dumping Methodology: Scattershot or Bull's-Eye", The Commerce Department Speaks, PLI (1998)
  • Pinkert, Dean A.; Thomas D. Blanford (2001). "Judicial Review of Export Control Determinations". Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Brooklyn Law School: New York City. 26 (3). Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 


  1. ^ "Bush picks two members for ITC" (Fee). American Metal Market. 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2008-04-07. President Bush intends to nominate Dean A. Pinkert of Virginia to be a member of the International Trade Commission (ITC) for a term expiring in December 2015. He would succeed Jennifer Anne Hillman 
  2. ^ Commissioner Pinkert's official USITC biography
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  6. ^ a b c Nominations of Anthony Ryan, Phillip Swagel, Dean Pinkert, Irving Williamson, Dana Bilyeu and Mark Warshawsky (PDF). Hearing Before the Committee on Finance United States Senate, 109th Congress Second Session. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 2006-12-05. pp. 2–3, 6–7, 13–16, 31–32, 34–48. Retrieved 2008-04-07. ... [to] work on behalf of the U.S. cement industry, which had concerns about Mexican cement. But I also had an opportunity to work on behalf of exporters who had a need to learn about the export control laws of the United States, including agricultural exporters. 
  7. ^ Serrill, Michael S.; Lee Griggs; Raji Samghabadi (1985-04-22). "Kings of Catastrophe". Time. Retrieved 2008-04-08. In the arcane field of industrial-disaster litigation, Robins Zelle lawyers are considered kings of catastrophe... 
  8. ^ "Oberlin in the News - Fall 2006". December 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-11. September 11 — Dean Pinkert '78 to Serve on U.S. Trade Commission 
  9. ^ "Statement of Dean A. Pinkert" (PDF). Senate Finance Committee Nomination Hearing. 2006-12-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-07. My father and grandfather were in the scrap industry in Chicago. I was born and raised there... 

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Preceded by
Jennifer A. Hillman
member, United States International Trade Commission
Succeeded by