Robert J. Garvin

Trade Analyst
tel: (312) 824-6190
cell: (224) 425-7903

Robert “Bob” Garvin is a Trade Analyst at Rock Trade Law. Prior to joining, Bob was a Trade Specialist at Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP and had spent 25 years in the international forwarding and customs brokerage industry, including 10 years as Brokerage Manager.

Bob also spent 14 years as Corporate Import/Export Manager for a large multi-national corporation. In this capacity, Bob created numerous corporate compliance programs, with an emphasis on organizational structure and training. He has experience with compliance audits, duty drawback, reconciliation, free trade agreements, classification, valuation, as well as export control.

Bob has been a presenter at various seminars and conferences, and was an adjunct instructor for a local community college teaching courses on import basics and customs brokerage operations. Bob is a licensed customs broker since 1977.


  • BS, University of South Dakota