Jenna Burton

Jenna has over six years’ experience in corporate intelligence and litigation support with a focus on the MENA region. Recent casework includes compiling evidence to demonstrate a multi-jurisdictional corruption and bribery scheme involving major extractives companies and identifying and interviewing witnesses and whistle-blowers as part of a state corruption investigation.

Prior to joining Raedas, Jenna completed a two-year research project at Johns Hopkins University on the global trade of conventional weapons, focusing on international and domestic regulations governing US arms exports to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She previously worked at a global market reporting and commodities pricing firm and has published articles and analytical reports on energy markets. She also worked at a Cayman Islands-based hedge fund where she was responsible for proposing and evaluating trades for the fund’s long-short equities portfolio.  Her career began at a boutique New York City law firm where she conducted research for international litigation and arbitration in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Jenna holds an M.A.I.A. in International Economics and International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as well as a B.A. in Arabic and a B.S. (Hons) in International Business from the University of Maryland. Jenna holds a certificate in Terrorism Studies from the US Department of Homeland Security’s START research programme.

Jenna speaks Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian colloquial Arabic and Italian. She has an excellent understanding of the Middle East’s key business and political actors.