Jamie has extensive experience representing U.S. and foreign companies on a wide range of international trade compliance requirements related to customs and cross-border trade. Her areas of practice include export controls, economic and trade sanctions, import and customs law, antiboycott restrictions, and requirements related to NAFTA and other duty preference programs. She regularly represents companies in administrative proceedings before U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

She represents clients concerning a variety of trade controls compliance issues, including defending enforcement actions, filing voluntary self-disclosures and prior disclosures, responding to Penalty Notices and Claims for Liquidated Damages, applying for export licenses, filing classification, Commodity Jurisdiction and General Correspondence requests, responding to Seizure Notices, filing Protests, and conducting internal reviews for export, sanctions, and import compliance.  

Based in Houston, Texas, Jamie has represented multinational corporations in complex export controls and sanctions compliance matters. She has handled customs matters involving numerous customs ports across the United States. She has extensive experience handling North American cross-border trade issues, including NAFTA Origin Verifications, audits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, prior disclosures, investigations covering related party valuation, country of origin marking, and 9801 (U.S. goods returned).

  • Represented multinational corporations in complex export controls and sanctions compliance matters.
  • Women Small Business Champion, U.S. Small Business Administration (2015)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service (2014)
  • Recipient of the Client Choice Awards for Trade and Customs Counsel in Texas (2013-2014)
  • Presenter, Voluntary Self-Disclosures to BIS, 45th Annual Conference, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Rancho Mirage, California
    May 2018

  • Moderator, Export Resources forum, Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs, Houston, Texas
    November 2017

  • Co-Author, “Avoiding The Risk of Forced Labor Abuses Through Supply Chain Due Diligence,” The Daily Bugle
    October 26, 2017

  • Presenter, Summary of Key U.S. Laws Regulating Cross-Border Trade and Investment: Overview of U.S. Export Controls, Sanctions, and Import Laws & Regulations, International Law Section, State Bar of Texas
    October 2017

  • Presenter, Export & Sanctions Compliance Manuals and Internal Controls
    September 2017

  • Presenter, U.S. Customs Regulatory Update
    September 2017

  • Update on U.S. Sanctions: Russia, Iran, Cuba, and More, 3rd Annual Conference, Texas Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders, Galveston, TX
    August 2017

  • Presenter, China Energy Trade Update, International Law Section, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas
    May 2017

  • Co-Author, “NAFTA — Uncertainty and Anticipation,” News & Events from Joiner Law Firm
    April 20, 2017

  • Presenter, U.S. Export Controls, Sanctions and Enforcement: An Update & Outlook Under a New Administration, Houston District Export Council, Houston, Texas
    April 2017

  • Presenter, U.S. Trade Controls Update - Export Controls, Sanctions, and Beyond, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas
    March 2017

  • Co-Author, 2013 and 2014 Year in Review section on Customs Law, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
    January 2017

  • Co-Author, “The Shared Responsibility of Export Compliance: When Exporters and Freight Forwarders Partner for Compliance, Both Stand to Benefit,” WorldECR
    January 2017

  • Contributing Author, U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, 291-327 (Second ed.)
    2016

  • Presenter, 2016 Compliance Year in Review: U.S. Sanctions, Export Controls, and Enforcement, Houston Designated Area Trade Association, International Compliance Professionals Association, Houston, Texas
    November 2016

  • Co-Author, “BIS, State Harmonize Destination Control Statement,” WorldECR
    October 2016

  • Webinar Presenter, U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions Compliance for Transportation Intermediaries, Roanoke Trade Risk Management
    September 2016

  • Speaker, Export Licensing Strategies Focus, Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference
    February 2016

  • Presenter, Classifying Items on the USML, Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference
    February 2016

  • Panel Moderator, Customs Law Committee regarding the U.S. Customs Centers of Excellence and Expertise, American Bar Association
    April 2015

  • Presenter, Trade Sanctions Update, Houston Industry Trade Compliance Forum, Houston, Texas
    March 2015

  • Guest, “Advancing Global Markets TV-Radio Show 2015 Networking Launch Reception”
    February 2015

  • Co-moderator, “Understanding and Complying with BIS’ Russian-Related Sanctions” program, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
    November 2014

  • Lecturer, Russia Oil & Gas Industry Sector Sanctions, Export University Series
    October 2014

  • Co-Author, “Here Comes the Office of Export Enforcement! Are You Ready?” Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
    March 17, 2014

  • Co-Author, “How non-U.S. companies may become subject to U.S. re-export controls,” WorldECR
    March 2013

  • Author, “Complying with U.S. Export Controls: Practical Considerations and Guidelines for Businesses,” Currents: Journal of International Economic Law, South Texas College of Law
    September 2009

  • Licensed as a U.S. Customs Broker (2005-present)
  • Export Legal Assistance Network (Houston Area Coordinator)
  • Houston Committee on Foreign Relations (Member)