JERRY P. WISKIN, is a founding partner of the Firm of Simons & Wiskin. Mr. Wiskin was born in Brooklyn, NY, and received hisJ.D. degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1974. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1968. In 1975, he was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, and, in1976, he was admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Mr. Wiskin served as a Trial Attorney and later Senior Trial Attorney in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in the International Trade Field Office of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department’s Civil Division from 1974 -1985. In this capacity, he represented the United States in civil suits involving issues involving issues under the U.S. customs, tariff and international trade laws primarily in the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit. After leaving Government service in 1985, Mr. Wiskin entered private practice and later became a partner in two firms in New York, concentrating his practice in the area of customs and international trade law. In private practice, he has represented individual and corporate clients in these areas of law.
Mr. Wiskin is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association, where he served on the Standing Committee on Customs Law from 1978-1980. He also is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association where he served as Chairman, Continuing Legal Education and Professional Responsibilities Committee and the CITBA Board of Directors from 1992-1996.
Mr. Wiskin is a co-author of Court of International Trade Decisions During 2010 Under 28 U.S.C. §1581(i) Residual Jurisdiction. Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol.43, No. 1 (Fall 2011).