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Meet Nate.

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Nate Bolin (202) 230-5888

Nate Bolin has significant experience advising clients in compliance, transactional, litigation, policy and regulatory matters involving U.S. national security and international trade laws. Before entering private practice in 2004, Nate served as an International Trade Specialist at the International Trade Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce, working on trade negotiations and trade agreement enforcement and compliance, including the work of the Trade Policy Staff Committee.

Nate’s practice encompasses public policy, litigation, lobbying, and legal compliance counseling and representation before federal bodies. For more than fifteen years, Nate has been actively advising clients on various aspects of U.S. trade laws and policy, including most recently the Section 301 investigation of China’s technology transfer policies, the Section 232 actions against imports of steel and aluminum, the KORUS and NAFTA renegotiations, and bilateral trade negotiations with Japan, the EU, India, and Switzerland. Nate also frequently represents clients in trade and compliance matters before the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, State, and Treasury, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nate regularly partners with the District Policy Group in lobbying, government relations, and advocacy efforts focused on trade, national security law, export controls, and sanctions policy.

In the area of U.S. national security laws and economic sanctions, Nate regularly counsels clients regarding the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions on Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and the Crimea region, as well as the Sectoral Sanctions on certain areas of the Russian economy and listed Russian entities. In the area of export controls, owing to his extensive experience in export control and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) matters, Nate has twice been appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs to serve on the U.S. State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Group, most recently for the 2018-2020 term.

Nate frequently writes and speaks to domestic and international audiences on current issues related to U.S. trade laws, export controls, economic sanctions, and trade and national security policy. Since 2003, he has taught LL.M. students in the International and Comparative Law program at George Washington University Law School, where he has also been a visiting scholar researching issues of international trade law.

Nate spent several years working and studying in Japan, including as a student at Waseda University in Tokyo and a program officer with the U.S.-Japan Foundation, and is fluent in Japanese.