Jennifer Brant provides policy analysis and strategic advice to companies, NGOs, and inter-governmental organizations on global market access and regulatory issues, notably in the areas of innovation, technology, intellectual property, and trade.
Among her projects, she is the Director of Innovation Insights, a cross-sectoral initiative aimed at sharing business perspectives on innovation and technology diffusion with policy-makers and other stakeholders. Through Innovation Insights, technology leaders in the medical technology, clean technology, ICT, and consumer products sectors advocate for policy environments that best support the development and broad deployment of new solutions.
Previously, Jennifer worked on WTO dispute settlement at Sidley Austin LLP in Geneva, where she led a project to provide subsidized WTO legal assistance to developing countries. Before joining Sidley, she worked for Oxfam on bilateral and global trade negotiations, working with officials from US negotiating partners and other stakeholders on agriculture, health, and market access issues. Jennifer has also worked for Gianni Origoni & Partners in Milan, and she has consulted for WIPO, the ILO, and the Open Society Institute.
Jennifer has an M.A. in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS, an M.A. in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a B.A. in International Relations from UCLA. Jennifer lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and daughter Noa.