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Zarema A. Jaramillo's practice focuses on complex antitrust matters such as government investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, regulatory clearances in M&A transactions, and high-stakes antitrust class action defense. Zarema regularly advises clients on enforcement matters before state and federal agencies, and counsels on competition issues, including refusals to deal, distribution and franchising restraints, pricing issues, exclusive dealing, joint ventures, and trade association activities. She assists clients in the financial services, technology, energy, and life sciences sectors, to name a few, by developing comprehensive compliance programs, offering practical counsel on regulatory issues that arise in M&A deals, and advising on dispute resolution strategies.
Zarema also advises clients on international trade issues arising from the Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions. Her clients benefit from her extensive experience in and understanding of the U.S. government: she has served as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration in the Office of China, and as the Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Corporate Governance Program in the Office of Russia.
During her tenure in these roles, she provided guidance to U.S. companies regarding bilateral and unilateral treaties and trade agreements. and compliance with international standards. Throughout her career in both the government and the private sector, Zarema has designed and implemented training programs for corporate executives and legal practitioners throughout the United States, Russia, and Central Asia to address antitrust, anti-bribery, and other corporate governance issues.
Zarema is fluent in Russian and proficient in French.