Jennifer routinely advises clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations on US forced labor law requirements and compliance with US import laws and regulations, including tariff classifications, country of origin determinations, preferential duty treatment, and application of Section 301 duties. She represents clients in customs and trade remedy matters before various US government agencies, and has experience conducting internal investigations into companies’ compliance with international trade laws and regulations, preparing prior and voluntary self-disclosures, and identifying solutions to proposed government penalties.
In addition to her international trade practice, Jennifer helps clients navigate the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) process, working closely with clients and other parties to secure CFIUS approval.
Before joining Mayer Brown, Jennifer was an associate at another major law firm in Washington DC, where she regularly advised clients on trade, CFIUS, and anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters.
While in law school, she advocated for and represented Virginia youth through the JustChildren Child Advocacy Clinic. She also served as a legal intern with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
- Represented an industrial machinery and equipment manufacturer in an informal U.S. Customs audit, which included conducting an internal audit of the company’s tariff classifications and Section 301 compliance, identifying red flags, and advising the client on best practices moving forward.
- Successfully protested U.S. Customs’ reclassification of a U.S. manufacturer’s imported articles, leading to millions of dollars in duty savings to the client.
- Advised a global consumer product manufacturer on the marking requirements of its product.
- Drafted risk-based forced labor compliance policies for electronics manufacturer operating in high-risk areas.
- Identified and corrected a systemic error in a U.S. energy storage manufacturer’s classification practices, which led to duty savings to the client.
- Secured victory for U.S. chemical manufacturer in antidumping administrative review, obtaining a dumping margin in excess of 100% on certain imports.
- Obtained CFIUS approvals and successfully negotiated mitigation agreements in multiple acquisitions by a digital automation and energy management company.
- Obtained CFIUS approval for a $475-million investment by an investment fund in a transcontinental company that manufactures solar photovoltaic trackers and develops photovoltaic energy projects.
- Co-Author of Mayer Brown’s monthly China Newsletter, which summarizes new developments in US trade law to a Chinese audience.
University of Virginia School of Law, JD
Managing Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
Connecticut College, BA, summa cum laude
- District of Columbia
- American Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association