Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to analyze regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.
Jennifer assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex Customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a range of industries. She has assisted companies in preparing for and representing them for Customs audits and Focused Assessments. Jennifer guides clients in antidumping/countervailing duties issues, and obtaining scope determinations from the Department of Commerce. Jennifer has strong experience in Customs valuation issues, including valuation analysis unique to maquila transactions. Jennifer focuses on advising companies how to strengthen their import compliance programs in a practical and effective manner.
Her practice in export control issues has included helping companies navigate export control regulations, which include interpreting the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR), and the Anti-Boycott regulations. She has assisted companies in building a comprehensive export compliance management program to deal with export control issues and to limit companies’ exposure to liability. Jennifer has partnered with companies in preparing voluntary disclosures to a variety of agencies including the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Antiboycott Office. Jennifer has conducted internal audits, prepared trainings related to export compliance, and aided companies in the classification of exports, analyzing deemed export issues related to foreign national employees, DDTC company registration, and obtaining licenses for exports.
Prior to her work with Braumiller Law Group, Jennifer focused on assisting with high- volume corporate immigration for leading national firms. Her practice involved detailed compliance planning to help organizations adhere to the complex regulatory framework of immigration laws and regulations.
During her career, Jennifer has helped many clients reach their international trade goals and is known for consistent, efficient analyses of compliance issues that resulted in quick and proactive actions for companies.
Jennifer holds the 2017 Publications Leadership position for the American Bar Association (ABA) Customs Law Committee, and has contributed articles for the Committee’s 2013 and 2016 Year in Review publications as well as the Committee’s Handbook “U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes and Procedures”. Jennifer is also on the Advisory Board of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law. She is a member of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer has been a featured speaker for numerous events at the national and state level.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Italian from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and a J.D./M.A. in International Affairs with concentration in Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Jennifer has worked in several Latin American countries, as well as in Italy for the U.S. Embassy through a State Department internship. She has traveled extensively around the world and has an enthusiasm for working with other cultures. She speaks Spanish and Italian, and she is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Overview of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Issues: Role of the Broker 2016 Texas Customs Brokers and Forwarders Conference, San Antonio, TX (September 22, 2016)
Taking Stock of Export Control Reform, Present and Future, WorldECR Export Controls and Sanctions Forum 2016, Washington, DC (September 12-13, 2016)
Import Me, Export What? Work Visas and Deemed Exports, 2015 HR Southwest Conference, Ft. Worth, TX (October 25, 2015)
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 2015 Texas Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Conference, San Antonio, TX (August 13, 2015)
‘Computed Value and why they are used in Maquila Import Transactions’ webinar, Dallas, TX (July 7, 2015)
NAFTA’s Impact on Transportation and Manufacturing Recent Changes, 2015 CSCMP Roundtable, Las Colinas (Dallas), TX (March 19, 2015)