Jessica advises clients on 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, 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 Canadian Federal Courts, 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.
Admitted to the Ontario bar (2013).
Jessica serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law's International Trade Committee. She has previously served as Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's International Law Section and President of the University College Alumni Association, is a member of the Inter-American Bar Association, the International Compliance Professionals' Association, and the Organization for Women in International Trade. Jessica is a regular speaker and contributor to publications on issues related to international trade law and is proficient in French and Spanish.