J.D., William and Mary School of Law
A.B., cum laude, Duke University
Admitted to Practice:
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Jill Cramer is an international trade attorney whose practice focuses on unfair trade litigation, customs law and responsible trade. Ms. Cramer counts major U.S. furniture, plywood, chemicals, retail and steel companies among her clients. Over the past two decades, she has represented companies in a wide variety of sectors in multiple high-profile antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission. A key area of her practice in the trade remedies arena is assisting companies in obtaining scope exclusions before an antidumping or countervailing duty order goes into effect and seeking scope rulings once an order is in place. Ms. Cramer has also had considerable success appealing administrative decisions at the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, resulting in numerous reversals of decisions by the key agencies and saving her clients millions of dollars in potential duties.
Ms. Cramer has accrued extensive experience assisting U.S. and foreign companies in ensuring compliance with U.S. import laws. Ms. Cramer collaborates with her clients to create and implement effective import compliance programs by developing written materials and training key personnel on the requirements of U.S. customs laws. She also works with her clients to navigate the complex classification, valuation and country-of-origin rules, assisting companies in preparing binding ruling requests from U.S. Customs and Border Protection where necessary. Duty mitigation is also a key focus of her practice, where she works with companies to determine eligibility for duty savings under Section 321 and preferential tariff regimes such as GSP and navigate special tariffs imposed under Section 301 and Section 232. Clients also come to Ms. Cramer when they find themselves a target of U.S. government enforcement actions, audits and seizures where Ms. Cramer partners with companies to plan and implement a comprehensive response and determine when prior disclosures are appropriate. Ms. Cramer has also represented importers in several cases under the Enforce and Protect Act, including one of the first known reversals of an affirmative evasion finding at the administrative level. In the responsible trade arena, Ms. Cramer assists companies in compliance with the Lacey Act, CITES and U.S. Department of Agriculture import requirements.
Prior to joining Mowry & Grimson, Ms. Cramer practiced in the international trade groups of two top 100 law firms. Before entering private practice, Ms. Cramer clerked for Chief Judge F.A. Little, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.