Jessica Horwitz is an international trade, customs and regulatory lawyer.
Jessica advises Canadian and international clients on a broad range of trade and investment matters, including import/export compliance, customs audits, trade remedy inquiries, WTO law, bilateral and regional free trade agreements, anti-corruption compliance, controlled goods and technology, economic sanctions, product regulation and labelling, corporate social responsibility and other cross-border issues.
Jessica represents clients in trade verifications by the Canada Border Services Agency, trade remedy and appeal proceedings before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal, and regulatory investigations by the RCMP, the CBSA, Global Affairs Canada and foreign law enforcement agencies. She also conducts internal investigations into potential trade and investment violations and assists businesses in designing and implementing anti-corruption controls and import/export compliance programs.
Before joining the firm, Jessica summered and articled at another full-service Canadian law firm where she focused on commercial regulation and foreign investment law. She has previous experience in international policy analysis at a Washington, D.C., think-tank where she covered trade and economic issues in the Americas. Jessica is proficient in French and Spanish.
Jessica is active in legal and business community organizations. She currently serves as Chair of the International Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. She is also a member of the Inter-American Bar Association, the International Compliance Professionals' Association, the Organization for Women in International Trade, and the American Bar Association's Section of International Law where she is Co-Chair of the International Transportation Committee and a Vice-Chair for the International Human Rights Committee. Jessica is a regular speaker and contributor to publications on issues related to international trade law.