HEATHER L. JACOBSON
1191 Second Avenue, Suite 1800
(206) 774-0927 (office)
(206) 621-8220 (fax)
Georgetown University Law Center/School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2003
Master of Science in Foreign Service, May 2003
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, International Relations, May 1997
Washington State Bar
Court of International Trade
HEATHER JACOBSON is a senior customs lawyer in the Seattle office of Junker & Nakachi. She holds years of focused experience in all manner of trade and customs issues.
A sampling of the depth of Ms. Jacobson's experience includes:
Anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings: Ms. Jacobson is experienced in all stages of ADD/CVD proceedings, including initial petitions, public comments, administrative review sunset reviews, and changed circumstances reviews. She is skilled in assessing whether products fall within the scope of an order, and in the drafting of very technical scope ruling requests.
Customs protests: Ms. Jacobson is also experienced in drafting comprehensive administrative protests against CBP liquidations of entries, and other actions taken.
Classification and valuation: Ms. Jacobson advises with respect to the appropriate classification/valuation of merchandise. She is experienced in crafting legal arguments in support of binding classification rulings. She is also skilled in the efficient preparation of prior disclosures to U.S. Customs; and in responding to CF28 Requests for Information and CF29 Notices of Action.
Customs Audit representation: Ms Jacobson has successfully represented clients in Customs Audits (such as FA's and QRAs) which requiring a detailed review of commercial documentation and the analysis of scores of entries.
FP&F: Ms. Jacobson represents clients in matters involving the seizure of goods, or funds, in order to obtain the release of goods; cancellation or mitigation of civil penalties; or the remission of liquidated damages.
MTB: Ms. Jacobson has drafted duty suspension and reduction legislation for introduction into the International Trade Commissions She has prepared tariff legislation memoranda for each bill for use by the ITC and DOC; and prior to the 2016 MTB amendments, she coordinated with congressional offices, and the ITC and DOC with respect to such bills.
Litigation: Ms. Jacobson has been involved in all stages of litigation in federal and state courts. She holds extensive experience in preparing appellate briefs, and motions for submission to the Court of International Trade. She has also assisted in appeals to the Federal Circuit. As an example of state law expedience, she successfully litigated a state breach of contract suit involving complex maritime and trade issues.
Other agency regulations: Ms. Jacobson has advised clients regarding their obligations and liabilities under regulations promulgated by a diverse number of federal agencies, including the USDA, FDA, NMFS, and EPA.