Mr Jeremy B. Zucker > Dechert LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
1900 K STREET, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20006
United States
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Work Department

International Trade and Government Regulation

Career

Jeremy B. Zucker, co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice, advises clients on international trade regulatory compliance matters, including in relation to anti-bribery (the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)), export controls (the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the anti-money laundering (AML) provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Mr. Zucker is a member of the Sanctions Subcommittee of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. 

Mr. Zucker advises clients on the application of these laws to current activities and contemplated acquisitions; he also assists in all aspects of managing compliance with these laws: developing corporate compliance programs; conducting risk assessments and compliance audits; leading internal investigations; and representing clients before relevant agencies in connection with license requests, government inquiries, and enforcement proceedings. Mr. Zucker has conducted complex internal investigations in challenging locations across Asia, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. 

Mr. Zucker also has extensive experience advising on national security reviews of foreign direct investment by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He has represented foreign investors and acquirers and domestic sellers and targets in connection with many dozens of investment transactions, and, when necessary and appropriate, he has negotiated national security agreements in order to secure CFIUS approval. Mr. Zucker has testified before the U.S. government regarding development and reform of regulations applicable to reviews of foreign investment and has assisted clients in their provision of commentary regarding the development of regulations giving effect to FIRRMA. In addition, Mr. Zucker advises clients regarding U.S. government surveillance authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). 

He has represented clients before the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury, as well as at the White House. Mr. Zucker also represents companies and individuals regarding audits, investigations, and sanctions proceedings in matters of suspension and debarment before U.S. government and multilateral bodies.

Memberships

Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy: Sanctions Subcommittee

Education

Yale University, B.A.; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P.; New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International trade

Dechert LLP has an established presence across the US, Asia and Europe; it provides ‘pragmatic, concrete and specific advice’ on sanctions compliance issues seamlessly, with Melissa Duffy being specifically singled out for her assistance to European clients. In addition, the group also often acts in conjunction with the firm’s financial services and corporate teams, especially on demanding due diligence assignments and transactions requiring clearance by the CFIUS. The team’s enviable client roster includes numerous multinational and Fortune 500 companies from sectors such as manufacturing, technology, financial services, aviation, and telecoms, among others. The ‘simply excellent‘ Amanda DeBusk has deep expertise in export controls, partially as a result of her former experience acting as the US Commerce Department Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement. DeBusk jointly acts as chair of the practice alongside sanctions expert Jeremy Zucker.