Jessica B. 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 and export compliance, customs audits, trade remedy inquiries, WTO law, bilateral and regional free trade agreements, anti-corruption compliance, export controlled goods and technology and the Controlled Goods Program, economic sanctions, third party due diligence in international commercial transactions, product regulation and labelling, supply chain integrity and other cross-border issues.
Jessica represents clients in customs appeals and trade remedy proceedings before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and the Canadian Federal Courts, verifications and enforcement actions by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and other Canadian government departments that regulate imports and exports, and investigations by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the CBSA, Global Affairs Canada and other domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies. She also advises businesses in designing and implementing effective trade compliance programs and business ethics internal controls, assessing risk exposure, and conducting internal reviews and investigations of potential compliance violations.
Jessica is an active member of a number of legal organizations including the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association International Law Sections, the Organization of Women in International Trade, and the Inter-American Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves as Co-Chair of the International Trade Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.