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Kristen Harper

Kristen Harper

Clients rely on Kristen’s insight and policy expertise to help navigate complex issues related to international trade and financial services.

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At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • International Trade
  • Financial Services


  • BA, Saint Joseph’s University


Kristen Harper co-leads the trade practice at Peck Madigan Jones, and also focuses on strategy and advocacy on behalf of the firm’s financial services clients. With a particular emphasis on House Democrats, Kristen counsels clients on a number of sensitive topics, including implementation and reform efforts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, anti-money laundering legislation and regulation, and corporate governance.

In addition, clients rely on Kristen for insights into trade negotiations; enforcement actions under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974; Trade Promotion Authority (TPA); Generalized System of Preferences (GSP); CFIUS and implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA); and issues related to the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She also provides counsel on issues affecting the economic relationship between the United States and key trading partners such as China, Canada, Mexico, the European Union, India, and Japan.

Kristen has been featured on panels and seminars to discuss trade-related matters. She is a member of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA).

A native of Southern New Jersey, Kristen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.