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 under Exon-Florio by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and negotiating national security agreements. 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.
Mr. Zucker chairs Freedom Now, a non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization working to free prisoners of conscience through legal, political and public relations advocacy efforts. Freedom Now has successfully secured the release of prisoners of conscience in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Zucker served as a partner in the international trade and investment practice of a major international law firm. He also previously worked for an investment banking firm in New York, where he structured mergers and acquisitions in Latin America.
- 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
- District of Columbia
- New York
MEMBERSHIPS : Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy: Sanctions Subcommittee
- Conducted an anti-bribery investigation in Brazil on behalf of a publicly-traded medical device company.
- Conducted an export compliance investigation in China for a publicly-traded high technology company.
- Negotiated resolution with multiple U.S. government agencies of violations of export controls and economic sanctions by a major Middle Eastern airline.
- Represented multiple senior officials of a Russian telecommunications company in connection with a U.S. Government investigation of violations of U.S. anti-bribery laws.
- Represented companies and individuals in connection with investigations and suspension and debarment matters before the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the World Bank.
- Advising multiple financial services companies regarding compliance with applicable economic sanctions laws.
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