Jake R. Frischknecht

Associate

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1609
F +1.202.861.1783

Overview

Jake Frischknecht represents clients in international trade matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. He also advises companies on compliance with export controls and trade sanctions. A thorough advocate for clients, Jake places high value on researching novel issues and fully understanding the situations his clients face.

Select Experience

  • Represents clients before the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Administrative Reviews. 
  • Represents clients in investment disputes before NAFTA Dispute Resolution Tribunals. 
  • Advises companies on export controls and trade sanctions compliance. Represents companies submitting license applications, voluntary disclosures or other filings to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security and the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. 
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Experience

  • Represents clients before the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Administrative Reviews. 
  • Represents clients in investment disputes before NAFTA Dispute Resolution Tribunals. 
  • Advises companies on export controls and trade sanctions compliance. Represents companies submitting license applications, voluntary disclosures or other filings to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security and the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. 
  • Prepared a U.S.-based client importing products from a Canadian subsidiary for a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) NAFTA verification investigation. Due to his advice, the client altered its claimed preference criterion, and CBP confirmed the client was entitled to preferential treatment. 
  • Assisted multiple clients, including startups and public companies, with concerns surrounding financial institute qualifications under the Bank Secrecy Act. 
  • Assists companies with export controls, trade compliance and anti-corruption-specific due diligence in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Served as guardian ad litem in a custody case before the Domestic Relations Branch of the D.C. Family Court. Advocated for the client's best interests in taking custody away from the biological mother and awarding custody to the maternal aunt. The aunt was granted physical and legal custody through default judgment.

Prior Positions

  • United States International Trade Commission, Office of Commissioner David S. Johanson: Law Clerk (2012)
  • United States Trade Representative, Office of China Affairs: Intern (2009)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2015
  • Virginia, 2014

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2014, with high honors, Order of the Coif
  • Honors B.A., Asian Studies, University of Utah, 2011, summa cum laude

Languages

  • Mandarin