Jason M. Waite

Alston & Bird LLP

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F Street Northwest 950
Washington 20004 DC US

Jason Waite concentrates his practice on the regulatory aspects of international trade and investment. He counsels clients on export controls, economic sanctions, customs and free trade agreements, and foreign investment regulations, with an emphasis on compliance, strategic transactional planning and execution, and enforcement defense.

Jason conducts internal investigations and compliance self-assessments, develops internal trade compliance and training programs, represents clients in audits and origin verifications, and guides clients through voluntary disclosures of actual and potential import and export violations.

.Jason has significant experience representing clients that are the subject of government investigations involving alleged violations of the export, import, and economic sanctions regulations, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He defends clients in administrative proceedings and in litigation concerning civil and criminal penalties, debarment, forfeiture, and liquidated damages.

In transactional and strategic planning matters, Jason conducts international trade and anticorruption compliance due diligence, negotiates trade compliance responsibilities among parties to transactions, and represents companies in foreign direct investment reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Jason also advocates for favorable advance rulings, advisory opinions, and commodity jurisdiction and classification determinations, and handles complex export licensing matters.

He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on international trade topics and has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in Chambers Global.

Bar Admissions:

  •  District of Columbia
  •  Georgia


  •  Emory University (J.D., 1998)
  •  Middlebury College (B.A., 1995)


  • Ayuda Inc., board of directors (former)
  • Emory International Law Review, editor, 1997–1998


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F Street Northwest 950
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