Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Beau Jackson has joined the firm’s International Trade practice group as partner, effective today, adding significant litigation experience to the team. Jackson’s arrival marks the third major addition to Husch Blackwell’s International Trade group in the last month. The firm announced on January 23 the arrivals of Nithya Nagarajan and Stephen Brophy.
Jackson spent nine years with Washington, D.C.-based Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, a top-ranked international trade boutique best known for litigating Section 337 cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In addition to his extensive Section 337 experience, Jackson has handled antidumping and countervailing duty cases, customs matters, and trade policy projects. He also advises clients on foreign investment issues and on developments at the World Trade Organization. Jackson appears regularly before the ITC, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). He regularly speaks and publishes on international trade and intellectual property topics.
“Beau is well known in Washington and here in the Midwest for being a go-to lawyer on trade and customs matters,” said Joe Orlet, the head of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group. “His knowledge of trade issues is second to none, and his ability to litigate complex cases before the ITC will be a valuable resource for our clients.”
Jackson’s broad-based trade practice adds depth to Husch Blackwell’s ability to handle all aspects of international intellectual property and other trade-related disputes. Prior to entering private practice, Jackson worked as a law clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (Trade Subcommittee) and at USTR. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African nation of Cape Verde. Jackson holds a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and a bachelors in political science and history from the University of Kansas.