Gwendolyn Wilber Jaramillo

Partner - Boston

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617.832.1224

617.832.7000

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Gwendolyn Jaramillo’s diversified international practice encompasses trade, compliance, transactional, and foreign investment concerns, including matters involving the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”).

Gwendolyn is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Business practice group and head of its Trade Sanctions and Export Controls practice. She is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice group.

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Education:

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2001
  • Swarthmore College, B.A. in Political Science, with distinction, 1996

Languages:

Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients in international and domestic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and bank and other privatizations.
  • Advises clients on strategies to address the challenges and manage the opportunities of globalization.
  • Advises clients, on issues related to the development, implementation, and review of codes of conduct, human rights and labor conditions, environmental stewardship, and rule of law matters.
  • Advises clients regarding compliance with the export regulations and sanctions programs of the United States, including product classifications, development of compliance programs, compliance audits, and compliance with OFAC regulations.
  • Advises clients on international trade and development matters, including the resolution of investment disputes, contracts, and trade policy issues.
  • “Avoiding the Patchwork Problem: Effective Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance Integration,” Financier Worldwide, Co-Author (with Sarah Altschuller, April 2016) 
  • “Banks and Human Rights: A Legal Analysis,” United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Foley Hoag LLP, Co-Author (with Amy Lehr, Sarah A. Altschuller, and Melissa Stewart, December 2015)
  • "Corporate Social Responsibility," Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series, Co-Author (2013)
  • “Expert Q&A on Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility,” Practical Law Corporate & Securities, Co-Author (with Sarah Altschuller, September 2013)
  • Legislative Environment Makes Compliance Crucial for Corporate Social Responsibility Programs,” Natural Gas & Electricity (June 2012)
  • "Board Oversight and Corporate Social Responsibility: Obligations and Considerations," BNA Corporate Governance Report, Co-Author (with Sarah Altschuller, January 2012) 
  • "United States," chapter in CSR World: Jurisdictional Comparisons in the Law and Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility, European Lawyer Reference, Co-Author (with Phil Rudolph, 2005)

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Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Steering Group, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the ABA Section of International Law (2015-present)
  • Action Committee of International Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member-at-large, Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
  • Steering Committee Member, Women & Girls Development Fund, San Antonio, Texas

Export Controls, Economic Sanctions and Foreign Investment Review

  • “The Impact of International Investors on American deals” - Panelist; Angel Capital Association ACA Summit (April 26, 2019) 
  • “A Map of the Minefield: White Collar Crime and Enforcement Concerns for Early-Stage Companies” - Panelist; Boston Bar Association White Collar Crime Conference (April 22, 2019) 
  • “The Need for Enhanced Due Diligence in Cross-Border M&A Transactions in Light of New Laws” - Panelist; American Bar Association Section of International Law Annual Conference (April 10, 2019)
  • “Guiding Clients Through CFIUS Review In the Wake of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018” - Panelist; American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting (March 28, 2019)
  • “2018 U.S. Export Controls Year In Review” - Panelist; ABA Section of International Law Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee program (February 14, 2019)
  • “U.S. Economic Sanctions Update” - Panel Moderator; Massachusetts Export Center Export Expo (December 7, 2018)
  • “Export Controls Update” – Presenter; Massachusetts Export Control Center Biennial Export Regulatory Compliance Update (June 14, 2018)
  • “Best Practices for Managing Export Compliance and Regulatory Changes” – Moderator; Massachusetts Export Control Center Biennial Export Regulatory Compliance Update (June 14, 2018)
  • “Keeping Pace with Evolving Sanctions Policy” - Panel Moderator; Massachusetts Export Center Export Expo (December 8, 2017)
  • “Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong,” Massachusetts Export Center Webinar (April 6, 2017)
  • “Sanctions Trends & Update:  Iran, Russia & Cuba,” Massachusetts Export Center & Associated Industries of Massachusetts Webinar (February 24, 2016)
  • “Understanding the Proposed Export Control Rules on Revised Definitions and Cloud Computing,” Massachusetts Export Center Webinar (September 25, 2015)
  • “Countdown for Compliance: Transition Planning Under Export Control Reform,” Massachusetts Export Center & Associated Industries of Massachusetts Webinar (October 15, 2013)
  • "The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Today's Compliance World," Panelist, Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, 63rd Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference (February 17, 2012)
  • "Denied Party Screening and Export Compliance Automation," Panelist, Massachusetts Export Center Compliance Alliance (November 3, 2011)

Anti-Corruption, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • "Social Responsibility Issues," Faculty Member; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, International Oil and Gas Law – Midstream Issues Course (annually, 2011-2018)
  • “Anti-Corruption Laws,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Human Rights Law and the Extractive Industries (Panama City, February 19, 2016)
  • "Business Ethics & the Equator Principles," Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, International Oil and Gas Law – Midstream Issues Course (October 13, 2015)
  • "Business Ethics & the Equator Principles," Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, International Oil and Gas Law – Midstream Issues Course (September 30, 2014)
  • “Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law 2014 International Energy Transactions Conference (January 30, 2014)
  • "Business Ethics & the Equator Principles," Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, International Oil and Gas Law – Midstream Issues Course (October 1, 2013)
  • “The Equator Principles: Project Finance and Emerging Sustainability Requirements,” University of Texas School of Law 2013 International Energy Transactions Conference (January 18, 2013)
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