Jenlain A. C. Scott



Jenlain’s practice includes litigation matters, with an emphasis on representing companies or individuals in investigations and/or enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Jenlain has experience representing clients in government and internal investigations in both English and Spanish relating to: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); public company accounting; compliance with public company audit standards; and customs enforcement. She is a member of the firm's Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practices.

Jenlain also works on a variety of regulatory and trade matters. She regularly counsels clients on antidumping proceedings, customs issues, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) national security matters. Jenlain also has experience representing businesses and individuals in a broad range of complex litigation matters before state and federal courts and international arbitration tribunals.

“Stands out well beyond her years and has helped leave a lasting impression with respect to how deep Foley’s talent bench is and the value Foley brings to its clients.” – Client Testimonial

Prior to joining the firm, in 2017, Jenlain worked as a summer associate in Foley’s Washington, D.C., office, where she worked on the Supreme Court case for Oil State v. Green’s Energy. As a law student, she interned with the International Prisoner Transfer Unit of the Department of Justice and clerked a prominent boutique international law firm in Washington.


  • Represented multiple companies in conducting international internal investigations regarding alleged FCPA violations.
  • Arbitrated a breach of contract matter before an ICC sole arbitrator which ended in a multimillion-dollar award to the client.
  • Successfully dismissed false and/or misleading labeling claims against a pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple federal district court cases.

Pro Bono

Jenlain is an active champion for pro bono work, focusing her efforts largely on asylum and immigration matters. Jenlain also participates in the Thurgood Marshall Academy’s “Law Day,” where local DC high school students visit Foley and participate in lessons to expose them to legal concepts and their basic rights.


  • Member, Washington D.C. Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Member, Women's Legal Alliance, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law
    • Guest presenter at the ACCE High School
  • George Washington University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Member, Gamma Theta Upsilon and Order of Omega honor societies and Delta Gamma fraternity.
    • Study Abroad; Oxford University, Catholic University of Argentina and Latin University of Costa Rica

Community Engagement

Jenlain was a member of the Georgetown Law International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she drafted a brief for the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court challenging women’s custody rights under Zimbabwean law.


  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.


Jenlain writes frequently on international trade, international regulatory and compliance issues. Her authored and co-authored works include multiple white papers and presentations providing practical compliance advice to companies impacted by international trade and regulatory issues. These include:

  • Co-author, "Naming Bribe-Paying Third Parties Would Improve FCPA Compliance,” The Anti-Corruption Report (June 24, 2020)
  • “Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2020”
  • “Managing the Trump Administration International Trade War: Coping with Section 232 and 301 Tariffs, International Trade Litigation, Heightened Customs Enforcement, and International Trade Uncertainty” (2019) (available upon request)
  • “Managing the Aggressive Enforcement of International Regulations by the Trump Administration: Compliance Best Practices for Companies that Source, Operate, or Sell Abroad” (2019) (available upon request)
  • “OFAC Emphasizes Need for Supply Chain Due Diligence and International Compliance: Compliance Guidance for Multinational Organizations” (2019)
  • “Strategies for Coping with and Mitigating Costly Section 232 and 301 Tariffs” (2019)
  • “Growing Lasting Business Relationships: Managing the United States Trade War” (2019)
  • “In-House: SEC Enforcement Actions Against Compliance Officers” (chapter in Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017 (2017))


  • “Coping with International Trade and Regulatory Risk in the Trump Administration” at American Chamber of Commerce (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • “Managing the International Trade War” at Forecasting Top Legal Issues Facing In House Counsel in 2020, Association of Corporate Counsel (Detroit, MI)
  • “Managing the International Trade War” at Foley & Lardner Distribution & Franchise 2019 Conferences (Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; and Dallas, TX)
  • Coping with International Trade and Regulatory Risk in the Trump Administration at Foley & Lardner LLP’s Milwaukee Continuing Legal Education week (Milwaukee, WI)


  • Spanish