Jessica Lynd is a senior associate in the International Trade Group. She represents and advises foreign sovereigns and private companies across sectors, such as agriculture, manufacturing, and metals, in the resolution of international trade disputes and import compliance. She is active in the firm's multi-disciplinary Environmental Social Governance & Sustainability ("ESG") specialty practice and advises clients on ESG-related obligations and strategies.
Jessica is particularly experienced in import compliance and US customs law. She has represented clients before US Customs and Border Protection, and has plentiful experience relating to customs protests, audits, penalty proceedings, EAPA investigations, and UFLPA compliance. She has also advised numerous clients on navigating the customs implications of Section 232 and Section 301 duties.
Her practice includes World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution; successful defenses in trade remedy investigations and reviews (antidumping and countervailing duties) before the US Department of Commerce, and the successful negotiation of multiple suspension agreements. She has also helped clients draft and interpret bilateral and regional free trade agreements and represented clients in trade-related US and treaty litigation.
Jessica's advocacy includes representation at the WTO before panels, the Appellate Body, and Article 21.5 Compliance Reviews, as well as before the US Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, NAFTA and USMCA bi-national panels, the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Jessica's ESG and Sustainability work focuses on the intersection of ESG and customs, assisting clients with ESG obligations and commitments in their supply chains. She also advises on cross-border ESG due diligence and relevant contractual language.
Jessica has extensive experience in Latin America and is actively involved in pro bono matters at the Firm, including asylum litigation.
"US Trade: The rise of benefit corporations and stakeholder capitalism businesses," Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Policy and Smart Sectors program, September 29, 2021
"Internal compliance and external optics," Export Compliance Manager, April 2022 (co-author with Cristina Brayton-Lewis)
"Gone With the Wind: Why Even Utility Patents Cannot Fence In Self-Replicating Technologies," 62 AULR 663, 2012