Hume & Associates LLC

Hume & Associates LLC (“H&A”) is an international trade-consulting firm that advises clients about challenges and opportunities affecting their business interests. H&A prepares studies on international trade issues and offers advice on strategies for companies engaging in, or impacted by, international trade.

Robert T. "Ted" Hume, Principal


Principal and founder of H&A, Ted has spent over 40 years working in the area of international trade law, both in public and in private service. His early career included positions as Senior-Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington D.C., Assistant Chief Counsel in the U.S. Customs Service, and Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Ted is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the State of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A Yale College graduate with a B.A. in Economics with concentration in international trade and development, Ted got his J.D. from American University in Washington, D.C. and a M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Ted serves as “Of Counsel” to the New York law firm of Raiti PLLC

“…Ted utilizes human resources extremely well, by drawing together people from different disciplines, by delegating to them well-defined work assignments and by inspiring hard work to accomplish difficult tasks… he has shown himself to be an exceptional manager who gives credit to those who work for him… Ted is a fine example of senior management quality… he is well-trained and disciplined in background… Ted is that rare oddity – an attorney with exceptional management skills.”

R. E. Chasen
U.S. Commissioner of Customs


International strategist with nearly 40 years of expertise in business development and project management for technology and non-technology industries, government and private sectors. Demonstrated strengths include:

  • Globalization
  • International Trade
  • Antidumping Law & Practice
  • Import/Export Trade Law
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Lobbying & Advocacy


2014 – present – Hume & Associates LLC – Taos, New Mexico
International Trade Consultants

2008 – 2014 – Hume & Associates LLC – Ojai, California
International Trade Consultants

1990 – 2007 – Hume & Associates PC – Washington, DC
China office – Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province
Law practice, International Trade and Administrative Law

1986 – 1990 – Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright – Honolulu, Hawaii
Associate Counsel, International Trade Matters

1981 – 1985 – Texas Instruments -– Dallas, Texas
International Trade Counsel

1980 – 1981 – Deputy General Counsel, Office of U.S. Trade Representative
Head of U.S. delegation: GATT Antidumping and Subsidies Codes

1978 – 1980 – Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs Service
Responsible for Customs’ Litigation and Government Procurement

1975 – 1978 – Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Treasury
International Trade and Litigation


Georgetown University M.A. in Economics (1973) – International Trade and Development
American University J.D. (1971)
Yale University B.A. in Economics (1968) – International Trade and Development
Deerfield Academy (1964)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Virginia, US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Relevant Public Content


Ted appears in Season 1, episode 3, ‘Garlic Breath’ of the Netflix series ROTTEN

Los Angeles Business Journal
Competitors Raise Stink Over Garlic By Henry Meier Monday, April 11, 2016
TV Santa Barbara

Numerous appearances on topics like  Globalization and World Economy.