Jared Wessel is a pioneer in handling critical matters involving international trade issues, international investment protections, public international law, and the intersection of trade and national security.

Jared has represented clients before U.S. federal agencies that regulate international trade matters, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. As a lawyer in trade law matters under U.S. and international law, Jared helps clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and other proceedings under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Jared has participated in dispute settlement before the World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He also advises clients regarding international economic policy matters, such as the renegotiation of NAFTA, and the intersection of international economic and environmental law.

From 2011 to 2015, Jared served in the General Counsel's office of the USTR. During that time, he personally argued two cases in front of the WTO Appellate Body, winning both. Jared also served as one of the USTR's chief negotiators for market access issues with China, as well as the Minamata Convention on Mercury. More generally, Jared provided legal and policy guidance on a range of issues, including environment, labor, energy, sanctions, trade secrets, and trade remedies.

Previously, Jared was a lawyer at a major international law firm in Washington. He also served as an adviser to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Republic of Palau, in New York City, where he handled legal and national security matters. He also clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., New York University School of Law, David H. Moses Prize (first in class), 2005

J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude, 2004

B.A., The College of William & Mary, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

Representative experience

Advised a U.S. company on compliance with International Labour Organization and United Nation conventions.

Handled successful selection, preparation, litigation, and defense of WTO disputes through both the Panel and Appellate Body stages at USTR.

Served as USTR negotiator for bilateral trade discussions with China on market access.

Successfully negotiated the trade provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, allowing the United States to become a signatory.

Successfully advocated for exclusion of products from the list of items subject to duties under Section 301.

Represented a trade association in Section 232 investigation of aluminum.

Successfully represented U.S. agriculture interests in antidumping proceeding before MOFCOM.

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