Alex Lawson

Alex Lawson

Senior Reporter, International Trade

Law360 senior reporter Alex Lawson writes about international trade policy and litigation, bringing nearly a decade of expertise to the legal news site’s coverage of U.S. trade and investment flows, high-impact trade disputes, government enforcement efforts, and global regulatory developments.

Alex cemented his reputation as a trade expert with his early reporting on the Trump administration’s planned trade platform, an in-depth analysis of Trump’s trade brain trust, his feature on the first new trade enforcement legislation in 15 years, and news of the $1.2 billion penalty imposed on ZTE Corp. for violating export control rules for Iran and North Korea.

In addition to reporting on the hottest trade issues of the day, Alex is still recovering from a mild heart attack sparked by joy at the Cubs finally winning the World Series in 2016. He also co-hosts Law360's weekly podcast.

Alex joined Law360 in 2013. Before that, he served as an associate editor at Inside Washington Publishers and a sports reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He received a B.A. in journalism from Illinois State University.



Coverage Highlights:

Trade Under Trump

Trans-Pacific Partnership