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ST&R Adds Senior DOJ Trial Attorney to Lead Trade Litigation Practice

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is pleased to announce that Jason Kenner joined the firm on September 27, 2021, to head its litigation practice. Over the last fourteen years Jason served in the Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney and then Senior Trial Counsel handling federal trial and appellate international trade litigation.

Jason Kenner

Jason Kenner

“Jason’s first-hand experience as a well-respected, seasoned litigator will allow the firm to build on our nearly half-century of successful international trade litigation,” said ST&R Operating Committee member Lenny Feldman. “As federal agencies more aggressively enforce international trade laws, litigation has become an increasingly important and necessary tool in protecting our clients’ interests.”

At the Department of Justice, Jason served in the Civil Division, International Trade Field Office, and more recently on its Trade Fraud Task Force. As lead attorney in the trial and appeal of trade cases, he was responsible for formulating and executing litigation strategies, representing officials from, and decisions by, United States Customs and Border Protection, the Commerce Department, and other federal agencies. He was responsible for all aspects of litigation in customs and trade-related matters, and for supervising the work of junior trial attorneys.

Jason holds a J.D. from St. Johns University School of Law (cum laude) and a B.A. in public justice from Oswego State University. He has been admitted to the bar in New York state, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He can be contacted by phone at (212) 549-0137 or via email at [email protected].

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is a leading international trade, customs, export and trade policy firm with over sixty (60) professionals and nine (9) offices and fourteen (14) additional locations. The firm’s practice focuses on cross-border movement of goods: minimising risks, reducing and eliminating liabilities, decreasing cycle time, and anticipating and addressing problems in corporations, government agencies and courts of law.

Global Trade Law Firm Expands West Coast Presence

Customs and international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., announced today the addition of Juan Moreno as Director, Trade Compliance. He will be based in the San Diego area.

Mr. Juan Moreno

Mr. Juan Moreno

“Juan is an ideal fit for the ST&R team,” said Lenny Feldman, a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. “He has decades of pragmatic trade compliance experience in a wide variety of core areas that are crucial for our clients, particularly as they are working to both improve compliance efforts and strengthen their bottom lines amid today’s shifting global trade environment. Juan has helped a lot of companies develop controls and tools to address just these types of issues.”

Juan Moreno advises importers, exporters, trade associations, and multinational corporations in the United States and Mexico on a wide variety of regulatory and international trade subjects. He has been especially active on USMCA compliance, helping companies transition operations from NAFTA to USMCA rules, and he is well-versed in Mexico’s IMMEX and PITEX programs. He also engages and guides companies on strategies for legally lowering MFN, Section 301, and other duties, including by taking advantage of classification, origin, valuation, and other customs strategies as well as free trade agreements, preferential trade programs, and other tools.

A member of the international trade community since 1994, most recently Juan Moreno served for 14 years as director of trade compliance for a San Diego-based customs law firm. He worked for many years as a customs compliance manager, first with a leading customs broker and then with a company closely involved with operating maquiladoras in Mexico. He has trained professionals all over the United States and Mexico on compliance issues and is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of international trade matters.

Juan Moreno can be contacted at (415) 490-1402 or [email protected].