WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Two senior U.S. trade officials are joining the law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP and consulting affiliate C&M
International, Ltd., to counsel corporate and government clients on complex
international trade and intellectual property matters. Former Senior Director
for Intellectual Property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative,
Executive Office of the President, Brian Peck joins Crowell & Moring’s
International Trade Group as counsel in the Irvine, CA office. Former Deputy
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Korea Amy Jackson will join C&M
International as Director in the Washington, D.C. office next month.
“The addition of Brian and Amy allows us to expand our deep-bench of
international trade client teams, which includes a multi-disciplinary lineup
of lawyers, former trade negotiators, economists, and political scientists in
four offices and on two continents,” said Jeffrey L. Snyder, chair of Crowell
& Moring’s International Trade Group.
Peck’s legal practice encompasses international trade law, trade-related
intellectual property matters, and international trade policy. In his work
for the U.S. Trade Representative, he was responsible for developing and
implementing policies to protect and enforce U.S. copyrights, patents, and
trademarks in Latin America, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia. He served as
the lead U.S. negotiator for the intellectual property chapters in the U.S.-
Andean Free Trade Agreement and U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
Peck also served as the Director of Japanese Affairs for the Office of the
U.S. Trade Representative, where he was responsible for bilateral trade issues
in the areas of intellectual property, e-commerce and the IT sector. He also
led bilateral talks with several Asian countries under the WTO negotiations to
liberalize international markets for services.
As Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Korea, Jackson’s primary
responsibility was overseeing U.S. trade relations with Korea, including the
proposed U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. She led numerous bilateral
consultations with the Government of Korea focused on resolving issues in the
areas of pharmaceuticals, autos, intellectual property rights, and information
technology, among others. Jackson was previously the Director of Japanese
Affairs for the U.S. Trade Representative, during which time she negotiated
and oversaw implementation of agreements related to insurance, autos, and
telecommunications. Jackson previously worked at NASA for eight years where
she was the lead negotiator on behalf of the United States for many U.S.-Japan
“We are proud to welcome Brian and Amy to the international team because
they bring the experience of those who have practiced from the inside and will
play an important part in our mission of turning trade policy into bottom line
results,” said C&M International President and former Assistant U.S. Trade
Representative Doral Cooper.
Prior to his work for the U.S. Trade Representative, Peck served as an
attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration in the U.S.
Department of Commerce. Before earning his J.D. from the University of San
Diego School of Law, he worked in Tokyo, Japan for more than nine years and
held management positions with both U.S. and Japanese companies.
Fluent in Japanese, Jackson spent two years in Japan as a Mansfield Fellow
where she worked in the Diet office of a Chief Cabinet Secretary and in the
Japanese space agency. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, with
distinction, and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced
Crowell & Moring LLP’s International Trade Group covers the spectrum of
transactional, regulatory, and litigation issues involved in the movement of
goods and services across national borders. The group regularly ranks as one
of the most prestigious international trade practices in the nation. C&M
International, Ltd., an affiliate of Crowell & Moring, is a preeminent
international trade and economic policy consulting firm based in Washington,
DC. C&M International provides international trade and economic policy
counseling, international business strategy development, risk analysis
services, policy and regulatory analyses, negotiations management, and
Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300
attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts,
corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More
than two-thirds of the firm’s attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf
of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and
individuals. Crowell & Moring’s extensive client work ranges from advising on
one of the world’s largest telecommunications mergers to representing
governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in
Washington, D.C., the firm has offices in Brussels, California, and London.
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