BJ Shannon focuses her practice on international trade regulation and policy and has experience in customs, export controls, trade remedies, product safety, and tax and customs transfer pricing. She represents clients in regulatory proceedings, enforcement actions and litigation. She also works with clients to develop strategies and compliance procedures, seek rulings and licenses, and participate in legislative and rulemaking processes.
The clients BJ advises are located in the United States and abroad, and include manufacturers, importers, exporters, trade associations, consultants, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and bonded carriers and facility operators. Their products include textiles and apparel, machinery, electronics, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and toys. Increasingly, their legal focus is not only on the taxation and licensing of goods in international commerce, but also on product safety, environmental regulation and national security.
BJ’s community service activities include the coordination of the Truancy Intervention Project’s DC pilot program and co-chairing DC Legal Aid’s Generous Associates Campaign in 2010, 2011 and 2012. BJ received her J.D. from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics and German from Newcomb College of Tulane University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.