Mr. Cunningham is an attorney and the President of Sonnenberg & Cunningham, Ltd. His practice concentrates on the representation of importers and exporters facing numerous issues of compliance with U.S. Customs and related laws. These issues include the classification and valuation of merchandise, country of origin marking, “Made in USA” claims, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, exporting products from the United States, intellectual property enforcement at the border, Customs audits, investigations, and penalty proceedings.
Mr. Cunningham litigates cases before the Court of International Trade as well as before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Bar of the State of Illinois, 1999
Bar of the State of Florida, 2012
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
St. Ignatius College Prep., Chicago, IL (Honors Degree 1988)
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (BA 1992)
Northwestern University School of Law (JD 1999)
Chicago Brokers and Foreign Freight Forwarders Association of Chicago: Legislative Committee Chairperson 2004 – present.
CCBFA – Director
American Association of Exporters and Importers.(AAEI) 2000 – present
Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, FCBFA
Section 201, antidumping, and countervailing duty presentations.
National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Assoc. – Washington DC General Affairs Conference legislative agenda (2004 to present)
United States Peace Corps – El Salvador 1994 – 1996