Vice Chair/Treasurer, DC Jazz Festival and President, Schagrin Associates
Roger Schagrin is the Vice Chair and Treasurer of the DC Jazz Festival. Mr. Schagrinis the founder and president of Schagrin Associates, an international trade law and lobby firm in Washington, D.C. For over three decades, he has represented an array of U.S. manufacturers with a concentration in the steel industry on matters related to trade and competition. Mr. Schagrin has successfully obtained relief for clients impacted by unfair trade practices, and the firm has effectively advocated before Congress and other Federal agencies for the enactment of legislation designed to strengthen the U.S. trade laws.
Mr. Schagrin has become widely recognized in the international trade community, testifying on numerous occasions before committees of Congress, and he has published "Result-Neutral Efficiencies by the Department of Commerce in an Era of Budget Austerity," 25 L. & Pol'y Int'l Bus. 115 (1993). On April 7, 1995 he was on the faculty of “Changes in the U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws” for the D.C. Bar/George Washington University National Law Center Continuing Education Program. In January 2002, he was again on the D.C. Bar/Georgetown University faculty CLE Program on the subject “Advising Clients on Choosing Between 201 and Dumping Remedies.” In June 2003, he was on the faculty of Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Washington Symposium on International Trade. In March 2005, he was asked to serve on the Trade Law Advisory Group of the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission. The Chambers 2007 Legal Directory said “Roger Schagrin of Schagrin Associates is much in demand among petitioners. He is described as ‘the current dean in the area’ and ‘a true scholar who is ahead of the rest.’”
Mr. Schagrin obtained is B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. with a concentration in international law from the University of Virginia. He is fluent in Spanish, French, and Portuguese and has worked in each of these languages. He is Treasurer and member of Executive Committee of DC Jazzfest and a member of the board of Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach.