Don Zarin

Don Zarin is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's the International and Cross Border Transactions Practice Group. He is co-head of the International Trade Practice Group and head of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Team. Mr. Zarin represents and counsels U.S. and foreign companies on a wide range of international trade and international commercial matters, including multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, antidumping duty proceedings and other trade remedy laws, customs matters, export control and sanctions issues, U.S. antiboycott laws, and trade legislative issues, as well as overseas joint venture projects and international commercial agreements. He has represented foreign governments on trade policy matters, in treaty negotiations and in the drafting of a Constitution. Mr. Zarin is a leading attorney in the area of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption practices. He was appointed by the Department of Justice to serve as an FCPA Compliance Monitor in a major enforcement case. The FCPA Team led by Mr. Zarin recently received an award for its ability to counsel clients on compliance and internal investigations while remaining mindful of their clients' business goals.

Mr. Zarin counsels clients on a wide range of export control and sanctions issues. He provides day-to-day legal guidance on matters including the preparation of license applications, requests for advisory opinions and classification rulings, as well as the submission of voluntary disclosures and the drafting of export control and sanctions compliance programs. He also performs training worldwide, conducts compliance audits, undertakes internal investigations and advises companies in export control enforcement matters.

Mr. Zarin has also represented U.S. and foreign companies in antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations and reviews.

He served in the Department of Commerce, where he handled a myriad of international issues. He has served as an adjunct professor of International Trade Law at Columbus School of Law, Catholic University. Mr. Zarin serves as counsel, on a pro bono basis, to a number of well-known NGOs on international development and humanitarian assistance issues.

Mr. Zarin is well-known in the area of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption practices. He is the author of Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a leading textbook on this subject. He has lectured throughout the world on anti-corruption issues; established compliance programs for U.S. and foreign companies; conducted training programs throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South Asia for U.S. companies and their foreign affiliates; represented companies in enforcement investigations; conducted numerous internal investigations around the world regarding potential corruption issues; and issued numerous legal opinions for U.S. companies on FCPA and local law corruption issues.

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Areas of Practice 1) China Practice, 2) International Trade, 3) International and Cross Border Transactions, 4) White Collar Defense and Investigations, 5) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 6) Anti-Money Laundering, 7) Customs and Products Importation, 8) Industrial Security and 9) Trade Litigation
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
Education Georgetown University (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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