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Overview

By understanding the complexities of import/export regulations, Jasmine helps her clients accomplish their international trade goals and build their businesses.

U.S. Customs regulations are a maze that take intricate knowledge and understanding to navigate. Jasmine understands the importance of identifying and addressing risks within international trade, specifically regarding regulatory compliance and supply chain security. Her work experience has centered around tariff classification, country of origin determination, valuation, CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), contract negotiation and policy and procedure implementation.

Jasmine focuses on the client’s business goals and provides a clear and customized path to compliance. Her Masters of Business Admin, along with years of experience working as a corporate professional, gives her keen insight to balancing the demands of a corporation while integrating necessary Customs measures. 

Jasmine’s practice includes advising businesses on ways to ensure that their international supply chains are protected and secured from origin to destination. She gained a wealth of supply chain knowledge during her time rebuilding and managing a top-tier supply chain security program, learning firsthand what it takes to obtain a best-in-class supply chain profile. Her close interaction with Customs officials and understanding of international trade at multiple levels gives her the unique perspective needed to keep business moving forward.


Service

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Presidential Fellows Award for Academic Performance
    • Dean’s List
    • Black Law Student Association, Vice-President
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society
    • Student Bar Association- 1L Class Representative
  • M.B.A., University of Houston-Downtown
  • B.B.A., Texas Tech University
    • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, President

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • International Compliance Professionals Association
Experience
  • Analyzed corporate transactions for high risk based on international laws and regulations in order to identify Customs errors and provide strategic import guidance.
  • Drafted binding ruling requests to CBP and assisted with preparing prior disclosures.
  • Served as a liaison to the government by maintaining close communication with U.S. Customs and preparing key arguments and documentation to show due diligence.
  • Audited tariff classifications and determined new strategies for addressing and preventing systematic errors.
  • Served as the manager of a supply chain security program by implementing new policies, enforcing supplier and business requirements, and maintaining a Tier 3 CTPAT certification.
  • Led the coordination of foreign supplier investigations and determined preventive, corrective actions for sustaining business relationships.
  • Reviewed and negotiated contract terms for international transactions involving imported merchandise to the U.S.
  • Provided counsel to foreign-related parties regarding the interpretation of U.S. Customs regulations.
  • Provided training and guidance on a variety of Customs topics, including royalties, classification, CTPAT and forced labor.
Outside the Office

Jasmine and her husband, Javon, have enjoyed spending this past year being first-time parents to their one-year-old son, Leo. Leo recently took his first steps and has already mastered his favorite word – “Mama.” During their spare time, Jasmine and her husband both also enjoy coaching youth sports, traveling and being DIY home renovators.   

Community Leadership

Jasmine enjoyed spending time working with the Fort Bend Public Defender’s office. She is also passionate about pro bono work and serving as a mentor to youth girls and law school students.

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