J.D., The American University Washington College of Law
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Associate of Arts, Defense Language Institute
Jacob Spegal is an international trade attorney providing counsel in international trade remedies matters including antidumping and countervailing duty issues, customs investigations and retaliatory measures on imports including Section 201 investigations, Section 301 investigations, and Section 232 national security investigations. Mr. Spegal also has experience in national security matters, including U.S. sanctions and export controls. Mr. Spegal works with various courts and agencies including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Prior to joining Mowry & Grimson as an Associate, Mr. Spegal clerked for the Honorable Robert R. Rigsby, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Previously, Mr. Spegal served as Associate Counsel at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and was a Law Clerk in the Office of Inspector General U.S. AbilityOne Commission..
Mr. Spegal’s prior experience includes work with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in the District Court Screening Unit, Financial Crimes team; the Maryland General Assembly Office of Senator William C. Smith, Jr. in Annapolis; and the U.S. Army’s Office of General Counsel at the Pentagon, and the Regional Security Office of the U.S. Department of State in Bangkok, Thailand.
Before pursuing a career in the law, Mr. Spegal served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Cryptologic Linguist – a signals intelligence analyst in the military intelligence community with proficiency in a foreign language. As part of this, Mr. Spegal was sent to the Defense Language Institute where he graduated with Honors, having achieved general language proficiency in Thai in only 47 weeks, testing well above the minimum standards required for graduation and entry to the Fleet Marine Force.
Mr. Spegal earned his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an Associate of Arts in Thai from the Defense Language Institute.