Jean Schtokal is an international trade attorney with 20-plus years' experience at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith PC. She works in the areas of exporting, distribution, manufacturing and licensing agreements as well as the establishment of foreign and domestic subsidiaries, branch offices, joint ventures and strategic alliances. In addition to her practice, Jean holds many leadership roles including: Chair of the West Michigan District Export Council, member of the Advisory Board for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Michigan State University, co-chair of the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan and is the Executive-In-Residence at MSU's International Business Center-The Eli Broad College of Business. She has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale and has been included in Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2021 for International Trade and Finance Law. As a result of her efforts, Foster Swift received the prestigious President's "E" Award for Export Service in 2020. Only 39 companies in the US were recognized.
In this interview, Jade and Jean discuss US laws around exports and technologies—and the fact that they’re always evolving. Jean discusses the February 17th program, “TikTok, WeChat & More: Talking Tech and IP in the U.S. & China” where she will speak as a panelist on the topic.