• District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Philip S. Gallas

Of Counsel
T: 202.689.2994
F: 202.689.2860
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phil Gallas is an attorney of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. His day-to-day practice focuses on import, export, and international trade compliance.


  • Has represented domestic and international manufacturers, importers, retailers, trade associations, and governments before federal agencies and courts on a range of products including information technology, electronics, automobiles, aircraft, steel products, ball bearings, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, diagnostic reagents, medical devices, textiles, apparel, footwear, home furnishings, consumer products, and personal care products
  • Experience includes: Customs law; U.S. Commerce/ITC Antidumping/Countervailing Duty; U.S. Commerce BIS and State Department ITAR export controls, Treasury OFAC, CPSC, DOT, EPA, DOJ, SEC, IRS

Previous Professional Experience

  • Has worked as a regulator with U.S. Customs and Department of Commerce, as an attorney at private customs and trade boutiques, with practice groups at national law firms as well as in the trade and customs practice of a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Has advised importers on customs matters that include tariff classification, valuation, assists, royalties, transfer pricing, first sale, country of origin, marking, penalties mitigation, foreign trade zones, free trade agreements, customs audits, global supply chain, global compliance and internal controls, C-TPAT, and ISA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
  • Customs Lawyers' Association
  • WIIT - District of Columbia
  • WIT – Northern California
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, International Law Committee