Richard Mojica counsels companies on how to minimize the cost of importing merchandise into the United States through strategic customs planning. Companies also turn to Mr. Mojica for counseling on customs enforcement matters, including audits, investigations, merchandise detentions, and penalty cases. Chambers USA has recognized Mr. Mojica for his "broad customs based practice," noting that clients say he is "reliable, responsive, friendly and very easy to communicate with," and he "knows how to set the expectations and is willing to go above and beyond to deliver."
Mr. Mojica is recognized for his work advising companies on compliance with supply chain due diligence laws, including the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and Withhold Release Orders (WROs). He has led efforts to successfully challenge merchandise detentions under both WROs and the UFLPA. He has counseled companies in the renewable energy, automotive, base metals, and consumer product industries, among others. Mr. Mojica is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, and other media, on these issues.
Mr. Mojica previously served as an attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Office of Regulations and Rulings. While at CBP, Mr. Mojica was a U.S. delegate to the World Customs Organization in Brussels and was part of the U.S. government team that litigated the EC-IT Products case at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, he was in private practice at Baker McKenzie.
- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Trade - Regulations & Rulings, 2008 - 2012
- Chambers USA: International Trade: Customs (Nationwide), 2021 - 2023
- Chambers Global: International Trade: Customs (USA), 2022 - 2023
- Latinvex Latin America's Rising Legal Stars: FCPA & Fraud, 2021; Tax & Trade, 2021
- Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs, 2021
- Law360 Rising Star, 2018
- DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
- Legal 500: Dispute Resolution: International Trade, 2022
- Legal 500: Litigation: International Trade, 2015
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of International Trade
- Judicial Law Clerk, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Organization of American States), San Jose, Costa Rica