Big issues require a big effort but organizing and managing a coalition can be overwhelming. JST has extensive experience in developing and managing complex coalitions. As insiders, we know how to develop messages and deploy resources in a way that will best resonate with policymakers. We will quickly identify the most valuable targets to receive your message and work diligently to bring them to your side. You can trust that your investment is being put to its highest and best use with JST.

  • Managing the Owner’s Rights Initiative (ORI), a coalition of over two dozen companies and trade associations working to ensure the free transferability of personal property in domestic markets and across international borders.
  • Leading a coalition of US importers seeking to reform the inefficient and ineffective system for collecting anti-dumping and countervailing duties, which undermines U.S. competitiveness.
  • Develop and implement the legislative strategy for a public interest coalition working to reform the electronic privacy laws.
  • Designed and implemented the lobbying strategy for several high profile technology companies to stop passage of legislation that would place new, burdensome regulations on the Internet. Our efforts were detailed in the book “Hacking Politics”.

Jochum Shore & Trossevin advises clients on compliance with U.S. export controls, sanctions, embargoes and other national security controls. Mr. Jochum led Export Administration, the agency at the Department of Commerce charged with administering U.S. dual-use export controls. In addition, we advise companies on the national security aspects of investment in the United States under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) process. We have represented foreign companies seeking to invest in the United States and U.S. companies who are targets of inbound investment.

Having people who know and understand politics and policy on your side when navigating the Washington, DC arena is critical for success. JST has the knowledge and relationships to positively frame your issues before policymakers on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies. With years of experience as policy advisors in the areas of international issues, tax and health care, the JST professionals can chart a course for your success. Having lead significant federal agencies and a Congressional leadership operation, we have the contacts to extend your reach deeply into the world of key decision makers.

Companies finding themselves subject to a congressional inquiry or investigation need sophisticated representation in order to avoid reputational or legal harm. We can design a strategy for you company or organization to protect your interests when cooperating with congressional investigations.

Today’s global economy is governed not only by domestic laws, but also by a variety of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements. Those who seek success in international markets, either as providers or consumers of goods and services, should take full advantage of the opportunities such agreements provide. JST’s lawyers were formerly senior government officials who negotiated and implemented such agreements, including agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With that unique expertise we help our clients resolve problems, scale market barriers and achieve their business objectives.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace trade disputes are inevitable. When it comes time to stand and fight for our client’s interests, JST has the talent and experience needed. Our team includes a leading trade litigator who was formerly Deputy Chief Counsel for Import Administration and has litigated numerous trade disputes before the World Trade Organization, bi-national NAFTA panels, the Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. In a trade dispute there is no one better to have in your corner than JST.

Companies that operate internationally, whether on a large or small scale, must navigate a complex system of trade regulations and avoid costly mistakes. Our lawyers have acquired extensive expertise in U.S. trade regulation both as senior government officials administering the regulations and as private lawyers counseling our clients on compliance and representing them before the relevant federal agencies. In addition to possessing in-depth substantive knowledge, we our fortunate to have among our ranks a former Assistant Secretary for Import Administration and former Assistant Secretary for Export Administration whose experience and insights are an invaluable asset for our clients.