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Jackson C. Pai

Counsel

jpai@crowell.com
Phone: +1 213.310.7989
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Jackson Pai is a counsel in the International Trade Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice covers a range of international and trade issues, including international corporate transactions, global mobility and employment, customs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the World Trade Organization.

He conducts due diligence of Chinese entities in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions, and supports litigation and arbitration between U.S. and Chinese companies. Additionally, Jackson works with corporate entities and supply chains to help companies establish new investments into Asia, particularly China and Taiwan. He also advises companies on continuing obligations in employment and corporate contexts.

As part of his practice, Jackson trains local employees of multinational companies in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and corporate code of conduct in Mandarin Chinese and in English.

Jackson served as the first legal advisor to the delegation of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu to the WTO in Geneva from 2002 until 2006. In that capacity, he participated in more than 20 WTO disputes and the Doha Round negotiations.

Prior to entering private practice, he worked in Washington, D.C., assisting dairy farmers, farm associations, and businesses on agricultural trade policy issues in front of Congress. During law school, he clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C. and New York City and interned for a summer at the State Department.

Representative Experience

  • Advised a U.S. cosmetics brand on all aspects of market entry into China, including regulatory requirements, corporate structure, distribution options, joint venture agreement, trademark licensing, and related agreements, employment, and anti-corruption.
  • Advised a major multinational consumer products company on global mobility, expatriate secondment, and global employment strategies for Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions.
  • Advised clients on multijurisdiction employee transitions in the context of global outsourcing, M&A, and corporate restructuring.
  • Conducted an investigation of possible acts of bribery and irregularities in accounting records subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices on behalf of the audit committee of a publicly traded global real estate company.
  • Assisted in the investigation of Chinese employees for potential ethical and criminal violations arising from whistleblower allegations.
  • Negotiated various agreements on behalf of multiple U.S. retailers on their initial entry into China, including management services, distribution, logistics, suppliers, and other vendors.
  • Advised divisions of a major U.S. industrial process and technology company on U.S. Customs import compliance, including NAFTA/FTA, rules of origin, tariff classification, valuation, and prior disclosure.

Education

  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S. (1997)
  • College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. (2000)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, New York, U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association – International Law Section

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"China Temporarily Bans Certain Foreigners From Entry," (March 27, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Evan Y. Chuck, Jackson C. Pai
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Planning for Temporary Workplace Closures and Related Actions," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 16, 2020). Contacts: Trina Fairley Barlow, Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade, Eric Su, Ira M. Saxe, Katie Erno, Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai, Suzanne E. Rode
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Employer Responses to COVID-19 in Real Time," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 13, 2020). Contacts: Suzanne E. Rode, Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai, Trina Fairley Barlow, Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade, Eric Su, Ira M. Saxe, Katie Erno
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Considerations for Global Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 12, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New Social Insurance Requirements for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Employees," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (February 13, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Doing Business in China – Managing “Fapiaos”," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (February 4, 2020). Authors: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai, Evan Y. Chuck and Ye Zhou.
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"Coronavirus: Key Issues for Employers," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (January 31, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Evan Y. Chuck, Jackson C. Pai, Jillian Ambrose
Client Alert / Newsletter
"China: Using Customs to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)," Crowell & Moring's International Trade Law (January 18, 2020). Authors: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai and David R. Stepp.
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"China Customs and Intellectual Property Rights Protection," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (December 10, 2019). Authors: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai and David R. Stepp.
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"The US-China Trade War And Impact on China Tax Policy and Practice," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2019, Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2019). Presenter: Jackson C. Pai.
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