Philip Fluegge began as a Law Clerk with Givens & Johnston in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Philip served in the United States Marine Corps as an Airframe Mechanic on the H-1 platform. Since being admitted to the Texas Bar Philip has worked with clients on a multitude of Trade Issues. These issues include representing importers before Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Commerce Department (DOC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and local Texan Law Enforcement Agencies.
He works with both corporations as well as individuals regarding penalties, seizures of both currency and merchandise, export seizures of merchandise, fines, protests, and forfeitures.
Philip has worked with and advised on a wide array of products and issues including oil and gas machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, heavy machinery, consumer electronics, furniture, and foreign repair for U.S. flagged vessels.
Philip works with importers on exclusions for trade remedy actions, Wood Packing Material (WPM), Merchandise Seizures, Jones Act Issues, Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty Reviews (ADD/CVD), 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions, and Section 301 Issues in regard to Chinese-origin goods.
Philip maintains an academic interest in International Humanitarian Law and assists in coaching a mock trial team in that field. In his spare time he is an avid miniature painter.