- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1971, cum laude
- Princeton University, A.B.,1967, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Australian National University, Research on Foreign and Defense Policy, Fulbright Scholarship, 1967-1968
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Fred is of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the corporate practice group. His practice is focused on international trade and customs law. Fred represents foreign and domestic manufacturers, trade associations, multinational trading companies, and domestic industrial consumers in antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, and other trade-related proceedings.
Career highlights include:
- Representing successful appellants in two precedent-setting decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the U.S. International Trade Commission's injury and causation analyses in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: Gerald Metals v. United States (1997) and Bratsk Aluminum Smelter v. United States (2006)
- Representing a Russian metals producer in the first U.S. antidumping proceeding which treated Russia as a market-economy country
- Representing the Austrian and German subsidiaries of a Swiss-based producer of organic food and pharmaceutical products in the dismissal of an antidumping case as the result of an unanimous vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission
- Representing a U.S. manufacturer of steel products in the first successful investigation of duty evasion conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection pursuant to the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA).
- Representing a French producer of a food additive in an antidumping case which was dismissed by the U.S. International Trade Commission during the preliminary phase of its investigation.
Fred is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the New York Bar and the Wire Association International. Fred is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.
Fred has spoken at seminars for the steel and metals industries on U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws and has presented courses to the importing community on U.S. customs law and procedures.
Fred received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Captain, United States Air Force, Office of The Judge Advocate General, International Law Division and Appellate Government Division, 1972–1976
Honors & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
- 1/29/2021Vorys Advises Worthington Industries, Inc. with Acquisition of Business Segment from General Tools & Instruments Company LLCVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP recently advised Worthington Industries, Inc. in connection with the acquisition by its Pressure Cylinders segment of General Tools & Instruments Company LLC (General Tools), a provider of feature-rich, specialized tools in various categories including environmental health & safety, precision measurement & layout, home repair & remodel, lawn & garden and specific purpose tools.
- 12/16/2013Frederick Waite, of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, was quoted in an American Metal Market story about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary determination on the U.S. steel threaded rod producers’ dumping and subsidy complaints regarding imports from India and Thailand.
- 7/2/2013Waite Quoted in American Metal Market Story Titled “Steel Rod Producers Confident in Trade Case vs. Thailand, India”Frederick Waite, of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, was quoted in an American Metal Market story about the U.S. steel threaded rod producers’ dumping and subsidy complaints regarding imports from Thailand and India.
- 10/2/2012Vorys announced that eight attorneys from the firm’s Washington D.C. office have been included in ALM’s Washington & Baltimore’s 2012 Top Rated Lawyers.
- 6/27/2012Frederick Waite, of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, was quoted in a Reuters story titled “Analysis: Global steel glut feeds trade skirmishes.” The story highlighted the competition and trade disputes in the global steel industry.
- 1/27/2012Frederick Waite, Kimberly Young and Sutton Meagher, attorneys in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, were featured in an International Trade Law360 article titled “Commerce Kicks Off Countervailing Duty Probe On Hangers the domestic producers.”
- 5/24/2017Vorys attorneys Fred Waite and Kim Young were speakers at the West Coast Trade Symposium hosted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on May 24, 2017.
- 5/18/2017Vorys attorneys Fred Waite and Kim Young were speakers at Steel-Con 2017 hosted by the American Institute for International Steel on May 18, 2017.
- 1/31/2017Vorys attorney Fred Waite was a speaker at the 2017 Tampa Steel Conference on January 31, 2017.
- 5/17/2019On May 17, 2019, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation on imports of passenger vehicles (sedans, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, minivans, and cargo vans) and light trucks and certain automobile parts (engines and engine parts, transmissions and powertrain parts, and electrical components).
- 6/1/2014Vorys Attorneys Fredrick Waite, Kimberly Young and William Barrett authored an article for Prime Magazine, which is published by Steel Orbis. The article, was titled "US Whistleblower Statute Aims to Combat Schemes to Evade AD/CVD Duties."
- Fall 2010
- May 2005