Jini Koh, Counsel New York
jkoh@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.803.4065
590 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Jini Koh is a counsel in the International Trade Group in the firm's New York office.

Jini's practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of import regulatory compliance, trade remedies and international trade litigation. Jini's experience covers an extensive range of trade and customs issues, including import due diligence and post-merger &acquisition implementation, internal supply chain and compliance assessments, intercompany valuation, classification, duty drawback, marking and labeling, disclosures, Focused Assessment audits and optimization of trade preference programs and free trade agreements; antidumping and countervailing duty disputes; and related trade litigation. She also works on cross-border trade policy issues including the harmonization of different standards, ensuring reciprocal treatment of lowered trade barriers, and optimizing free trade agreement or preferential trade programs. Jini also collaborates regularly with the firm's other regulatory practices with particular experience in the interplay between trade and other governmental agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and Securities & Exchange Commission. Jini works with companies from a diverse spectrum of industry sectors, with particular knowledge of apparel, textile and footwear, jewelry, electronics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, industrial products, chemical, consumer products, aerospace and automotive. 

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Jini was a manager at a national accounting firm assisting multinational companies on customs and indirect tax matters. Her focus areas in that position included royalty/licensing agreements and transfer pricing, due diligence for restructuring or merger & acquisition activity, prior disclosures, internal and government audits, and foreign trade zones. 

Jini began her career serving as a law clerk to Senior Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, U.S. Court of International Trade.

Jini is also a licensed customs broker.

Representative Matters

  • Advised Fortune 50 aerospace company through CBP Focused Assessment audits and prior disclosures including the use of sampling and offsetting for multiple business units.
  • Developed First Sale for Export transaction structure, including the creation of a trading house, for foreign suppliers of major U.S. women's apparel retailers.
  • Assisted luxury goods manufacturer and retailer with disclosures and implementation of compliance processes for retroactive transfer pricing adjustments and royalty payments in North America, Asia and the European Union.
  • Assisted foreign aluminum extrusion producers/exporters with questionnaire responses, researched and drafted briefing, and participated in administrative hearings in antidumping and countervailing duty reviews at DOC.
  • Assisted importer with questionnaire responses, strategized with fellow interested parties, researched and drafted pre- and post-hearing briefs, and participated in hearing for antidumping investigation at ITC.
  • Prepared foreign producer and U.S. importer in advance of and participated in DOC verification.
  • Researched and drafted successful opposition to the Government's motion to amend judgment for pre- and post-judgment interest; contributed to successful appellate brief on the same issue.
  • Cross-practice advising with advertising & product risk management practice to assist specialty office and home products company with strategizing and opening a U.S. market presence.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Jini is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations



Publications



Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "EU Proposing REACH Restrictions on Certain Substances In Textiles and Apparel," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (July 13, 2016). Contacts: Warren Lehrenbaum, Grégoire Ryelandt, Preetha Chakrabarti, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2016," International Trade Bulletin (July 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Hoff, Lisa Weinert, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Lindsay Denault, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ," International Trade Bulletin (June 9, 2016). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Mike Gill, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Lindsay Denault, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Hoff, Lisa Weinert.
  • "Duty Suspension Bill Finally Passes Senate; Is Your Company Ready to Take Advantage?," International Trade Bulletin (May 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Jini Koh, Mike Gill.
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2016," International Trade Bulletin (May 5, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Mike Gill, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies.
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2015," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas A. Hanusik, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl.
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2015," International Trade Bulletin (September 2, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, Jennifer N. Waters, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro.
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2015," International Trade Bulletin (August 6, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2015," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Pierce Lee, Grégoire Ryelandt, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Lindsay Denault.
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2015," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Grégoire Ryelandt, Kathryn L. Clune, Alan W. H. Gourley, Mark A. Klapow, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Lindsay Denault, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro.
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2015," International Trade Bulletin (May 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Grégoire Ryelandt, Cameron Prell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh.
  • "CPSC Seeks Civil Penalties Against National Retail Chain," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (April 2015). Contacts: Danielle Rowan, Jini Koh, Alexander H. Schaefer.
  • " This Month in International Trade - March 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Gordon McAllister, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro.
  • " This Month in International Trade - February 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (March 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Grégoire Ryelandt, Alexander H. Schaefer, Sarah Bordelon, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2015," International Trade Bulletin (February 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Jennifer N. Waters, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2014," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Jennifer N. Waters, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro.
  • ""Made in America": Qualified Claims and New Class Actions in California ," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (November 21, 2014). Contacts: Christopher A. Cole, John B. Brew, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2014 ," International Trade Bulletin (November 6, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Pierce Lee.
  • "Why You Should Comment on the CPSC Certificate of Compliance Filings at Entry," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (October 17, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2014," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Pierce Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2014," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2014," International Trade Bulletin (August 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2014," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Lindsay Denault, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee.
  • "New Opportunity to Influence CPSC's Proposed Certificates of Compliance Rules," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (June 19, 2014). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, John B. Brew, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2014," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2014," International Trade Bulletin (May 6, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2014," International Trade Bulletin (April 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2014," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Lindsay Denault, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2014," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Lindsay Denault, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2013," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas De Meese, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2013," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Frederik Van Remoortel, Robin B. Campbell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2013," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Melissa Morris, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2013," International Trade Bulletin (August 9, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2013," International Trade Bulletin (June 7, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Cheryl A. Falvey, Jini Koh.
  • "Recent Happenings in Advertising & Product Risk Management - May 2013," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (May 17, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel T. Campbell, Christopher A. Cole, Cheryl A. Falvey, Jini Koh, Jason M. Crawford.
  • "CPSC Proposed Significant Changes and New Obligations for Importers Relating to Certificates of Compliance," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (May 15, 2013). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, John B. Brew, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2013," International Trade Bulletin (May 3, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan.
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2013," International Trade Bulletin (March 29, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, John Fuson, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Melissa Morris.
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2013," International Trade Bulletin (February 28, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Mark A. Klapow, Michael J. Songer, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2012," International Trade Bulletin (December 17, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2012," International Trade Bulletin (November 9, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Melissa Morris.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2012," International Trade Bulletin (October 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, George D. Ruttinger, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - July 2012," International Trade Bulletin (August 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Kathryn L. Clune, Cari N. Stinebower, Ian A. Laird, Jini Koh, Elena Klonitskaya, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - May 2012," International Trade Bulletin (June 11, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - April 2012 ," International Trade Bulletin (May 4, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Jini Koh, Lindsay Denault, David (Dj) Wolff, Elena Klonitskaya.
  • "This Month In International Trade - March 2012 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Elena Klonitskaya, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - February 2012," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - January 2012," International Trade Bulletin (February 8, 2012). Contacts: Kristof Roox, Michael J. Songer, John B. Brew, Alexander H. Schaefer, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, Elena Klonitskaya, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - December 2011," International Trade Bulletin (January 9, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, Lindsay Denault, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan.
  • "This Month In International Trade - November 2011," International Trade Bulletin (December 6, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh.
  • "This Month In International Trade - October 2011," International Trade Bulletin (November 2, 2011). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "Long-Stalled Trade Legislation Finally Passes Congress," International Trade Bulletin (October 17, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - September 2011," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2011). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Elena Klonitskaya.


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