Jennifer Thornton

  • Lecturer in Law

Jennifer Thornton is Counsel in the International Trade practice at Arent Fox LLP. Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jennifer served as Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. There she advised the United States Trade Representative and his Deputy on legal and policy matters relating to international trade in services and investment, intellectual property and innovation, as well as trade and investment with China and India. In this capacity, she briefed senior administration officials, Members of Congress, and numerous stakeholders on international investment agreements, which she also negotiated. Prior to her service at USTR, she defended the United States against claims arising under international investment agreements when serving on the NAFTA/CAFTA-DR Arbitration Team in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State. In addition to her government service, Jennifer has almost a decade of experience in private practice with several law firms in New York and Washington, where she focused on international investment and commercial arbitration disputes.