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 the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the anti-money laundering provisions of the USA Patriot Act. 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). 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 assists clients in all phases of their compliance and risk mitigation programs, including evaluating existing programs, developing new plans and providing training, as well as conducting risk assessments, compliance audits and complex internal investigations. He also performs due diligence for planned mergers and acquisitions, and helps prepare and submit applications and disclosures to government authorities.
Mr. Zucker has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of International Trade by the Legal 500 (U.S. 2012). He was also named one of the Top 10 Rising Stars Under 40 in International Trade by Law360 in 2010.
Mr. Zucker co-founded and 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.
- Representing senior officials of a major European bank in connection with a U.S. Government investigation of potential violations of U.S. economic sanctions.
- Conducting an export compliance investigation for a publicly traded high technology company in China.
- Advising multiple financial services companies regarding compliance with applicable economic sanctions laws.
- Advising various multinationals with respect to sufficiency of compliance policies and procedures and suggested improvements reflecting risk assessments and global best practices.
- Conducted an anti-corruption risk assessment for a major global pharmaceutical company with respect to operations in China and Russia.*
- Conducted an anti-corruption internal investigation for a major global life sciences company with respect to operations in China.*
- Conducted an export compliance investigation for a publicly traded high technology company in Europe and the Middle East.*
- Performed an export compliance audit for a subsidiary of a major U.S. defense company.*
- Provided compliance advice and training to the South East Asian operations of a major oil and gas company.*
*Matter handled prior to joining Dechert.
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
American Society of International Law
Society for International Affairs
Freedom Now, Co-founder and Chair
American Bar Association
Publications and Lectures
- Speaker, “Jeremy Zucker on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Bulletproof Blog (February 3, 2011)
- Speaker, “Global Compliance Challenges in 2010: Jeremy Zucker on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Bulletproof Blog (January 13, 2010)