Jamie Joiner has extensive experience representing U.S. and foreign companies on a wide range of international trade compliance requirements related to customs, cross-border trade, and national security. Her areas of practice include import and customs law, export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott restrictions, and requirements related to NAFTA and other duty preference programs. She regularly represents companies in administrative proceedings before U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Her representations run the gamut of trade controls compliance issues, including defending enforcement actions, filing Voluntary / Prior Disclosures, responding to Penalty Notices and Claims for Liquidated Damages, applying for Export Licenses, filing Classification (CCATS), Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) and General Correspondence (GC) requests, responding to Seizure Notices, filing Protests, and conducting internal reviews for export and import compliance.
Based in Houston, Texas, Jamie has represented multinational corporations in customs matters involving nearly every major CBP port in the United States. She has extensive experience handling North American cross-border trade issues, including NAFTA Verifications, Prior Disclosures, investigations covering related party valuation, country of origin marking, and 9801 (U.S. goods returned). Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Jamie is the Managing Member of Joiner Law Firm.
Prior to founding Joiner Law Firm PLLC, she had the honor of being a Partner in a national law firm working with leading practitioners across a wide range of disciplines.
Jamie serves on the Executive Committee of the Houston District Export Council (DEC) and as the Houston Area Coordinator for the Export Legal Assistance Network (ELAN), a cooperative program among the Federal Bar Association, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration that provides pro bono guidance to U.S. companies that are new to exporting. Jamie also serves as Vice-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
Jamie has authored several articles related to her areas of practice, including “Complying with U.S. Export Controls: Practical Considerations and Guidelines for Businesses,” South Texas College of Law, Currents (September 2009); “Foreign Nationals May Create Compliance Risks,” Counsel to Counsel International Law Alert (May 29, 2008); and “Dual-Use Export Controls on Nanotechnology,” Journal of Nanotechnology Law & Business (April 8, 2008). Jamie is also a frequent guest lecturer and presenter at seminars and conferences.
Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, has named Jamie a 2014 Texas Rising Star, an honor she has previously received in 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, and 2013. The Texas Rising Stars list is published annually in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition. Jamie was also the sole recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Client Choice Awards for Trade & Customs Counsel – USA – Texas, a recognition awarded by International Law Office and eligible only to lawyers who have been nominated and recommended exclusively by clients.
Jamie also holds a U.S. customs broker license, which she received in 2005.
Louisiana State University Law Center, JD 2000
Westminster College, BA 1996