Beau Jackson, who works out of Kansas City and Washington, DC, is an international trade and customs attorney with significant experience practicing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). His practice areas include Section 337 investigations, customs matters (administrative and litigation), antidumping investigations, and trade policy matters. He also advises clients on foreign investment issues, in particular the intellectual property aspects of such transactions, and on developments at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Beau has been part of numerous successful litigations at the ITC and CIT, specializing in motions practice, brief writing, and deposing corporate and expert witnesses. Beau's customs practice includes classification and valuation of merchandise, country of origin determinations, and other import compliance issues, and he has obtained favorable rulings from CBP for several clients. In the transactional and policy arenas, Beau has helped clients capitalize on special trade programs and advocate to the U.S. Congress and Federal agencies on an assortment of trade and intellectual property issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Beau worked as a law clerk for the Committee on Ways and Means (Subcommittee on Trade) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and at USTR. Before entering law school, he spent over two years serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Cape Verde.
While in law school, Beau was a member of the school's WTO Law moot court team, earning the award for Best Oral Advocate at the international finals in Taiwan. He also completed the school's International Trade & Finance Certificate Program and was a research assistant for Professor Raj Bhala, a prolific and highly respected trade law scholar.
Beau regularly publishes and speaks on international trade and intellectual property topics. He is also a contributing author to the first, second, and third editions of the American Bar Association's book entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P. is a Washington D.C. law firm and internationally recognized leader in the field of international trade law with an emphasis on Section 337 intellectual property litigation before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). Founded in 1981, the firm has over 30 years of experience practicing before the ITC, all other federal agencies involved in international trade, the United States Court of International Trade, and federal district and appellate courts. As part of its Section 337 practice, the firm has participated in approximately one-third of all investigations instituted in the last ten years. In other areas of international trade law, the firm represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, as well as advises clients on Customs valuation and classification, and on country of origin, duty preference programs, sanctions, and export control issues. The firm also advises clients on trade policy issues, including import and export opportunities and barriers, enforcement, and regulatory hurdles. In addition to its international trade practice, the firm represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes and counsels them on licensing and enforcement.