Jean focuses her practice on a broad range of import, export, sanctions, anti-corruption, and other trade regulatory issues, and has experience in the software, manufacturing and high-tech industries. Specifically, she assists clients with establishing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments and internal investigations, obtaining export licenses, determining product classifications and customs valuations, performing third-party and M&A due diligence, preparing self-disclosures to government agencies and obtaining national security approvals. She also provides strategic advice to clients on international trade policy issues, including the negotiation, implementation, and enforcement of WTO agreements and bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. She has also advised clients on trade remedy measures, including Section 301 tariffs, Section 232 national security investigations, and antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings.
Jean regularly represents companies and foreign governments involved in enforcement proceedings, audits and other investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Treasury’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
Prior to law school, Jean worked as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm and at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the regulatory authority overseeing the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers.