Jeremy B. Zucker

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Jeremy B. Zucker

Partner

Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3322 | +1 202 261 3333

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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 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 is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions by Chambers USA (2017). He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of International Trade by Legal 500 US (2012) and was named one of the Top 10 Rising Stars Under 40 in International Trade by Law360 in 2010.

Mr. Zucker is co-author of the United States chapter of Global Legal Insights - Bribery & Corruption, a book covering bribery and corruption law in 27 jurisdictions. The publication provides an overview of the law and enforcement regime, enforcement activity during recent years, issues relating to investigation and enforcement decisions, corporate liability, and proposed reforms in the years ahead. In 2015, Mr. Zucker was appointed to the Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board.

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.

Experience
  • 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 an Asian sovereign wealth fund before the CFIUS in connection with multiple investments in U.S. companies.
  • 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 multiple senior officials of a major European bank in connection with a U.S. Government investigation of violations of U.S. economic sanctions.
  • 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.
  • Provided compliance advice and training to the Asian operations of a major oil and gas company.
  • Conducted an anti-corruption risk assessment and internal investigation for a major global pharmaceutical/life sciences company with respect to operations in China and Russia.
  • Performed an export compliance audit for a subsidiary of a major U.S. defense company.
  • 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.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

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
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Memberships
  • Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy: Sanctions Subcommittee