Harold Rader Jackson has been an attorney with Given & Johnston since he was licensed in 2020. Harold started with Givens & Johnston in 2018 as a Law Clerk.
During his time as clerk, he assisted attorneys in the practice of U.S. Customs & International trade law, by providing litigation support for cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also assisted the firm’s transactional practice as it relates to Antidumping & Countervailing duties & investigations, CBP audits & investigations, CAFRA and non-CAFRA seizures & forfeitures, trade remedies & exclusions (Section 232 Actions and Section 301 Actions), tariff classification and valuation, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imports, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) applications, import compliance manuals & procedures, and more.
In the export arena, Harold assisted attorneys in export controls issues involving various economic sanctions, and administrative filings with the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), as well as assisting with the development of export compliance manuals & procedures.
As a trade attorney, Harold is trained to assist importers, exporters, customs brokers, sureties, and other members of the trade community with Customs and U.S. trade issues, including the filing of protests, prior disclosures, petitions, court cases, navigating investigations, and compiling compliance procedures and proactive trade advise. Additionally, Harold provides importers and with guidance on a variety of cross-border Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues, leaning on his experience as a member of the South Texas College of Law Trademark Clinic where he successfully filed Trademark applications and responses to Office Actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under attorney supervision.