Shanshan (Shannon) Liang counsels and represents clients on various aspects of international trade and Customs transactional, regulatory and litigation matters including:
Customs issues such as tariff classification, valuation, country of origin, tariff preferential treatment, drawback claims, detention and seizures, penalties, Enforcement and Protect Act investigation, forced labor detention orders, marking; Trade remedy including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings such as administrative reviews, scope ruling and litigations; False Claim Act investigations; Federal Drug Administration compliance and enforcement such as labeling, claims, registrations, permits, good manufacturing practices, and recalls; Export controls including U.S Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, export licenses, voluntary disclosure of possible violations;
Consumer products including consumer complaints, recalls, Consumer Product Safety Commission investigations and Corrective Action Plans;The importation and exportation of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products including excise tax, drawback, warehouses, labeling, Certificate of Label Approval (COLA), and permits.
Other regulations on importing or exporting goods to and from the United States, such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Fish and Wildlife (FWS) regulations, etc. Logistics contracts, demurrage issues, bills of lading and other terms and conditions.
Shannon’s practice in intellectual property includes drafting patent and trademark applications to United States Patent and Trademark Office and litigating, both for the defense and prosecution, trademark and copyright issues in federal courts.
Shannon was born in China and attended Tongji University receiving her Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2001, and a minor degree in law from Fudan University, also in 2001. After moving to the United States, she pursued and received her Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2008 from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
In 2014, Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Florida State University College of Law as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Shannon is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. Coupled with her engineering and legal background and experience, Shannon is a valuable member of Pennington’s International Business and Trade Practice Group.
Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and particularly enjoys encouraging her son to study hard, play piano, ski, learn classical languages, and excel in sports.