Donald Gross, Esq.

Special Counsel

T +1 202 600 7685

Mr. Donald Gross counsels clients on compliance with CFIUS requirements, US export controls and economic sanctions as well as US Customs regulations. He advises technology firms on developing and implementing technology control plans and export control procedures to meet strict US regulatory standards. Don’s team includes scientists, engineers and other technical experts whose knowledge of developing, manufacturing and utilizing critical technologies is essential for ensuring compliance with CFIUS and export control rules.

Drawing on decades of experience in addressing national security, export control, import compliance and anti-corruption requirements at high levels of the US Government and at major firms, Don advises on legal strategies to help his clients achieve the objectives of their cross-border investments and technology transactions.

Don is committed to public service. He has held senior positions at the US State Department, US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, and White House National Security Council in offices that implemented strategic trade, nonproliferation and dual-use technology controls. In the private sector, Don has been senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, international legal advisor to Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington.

Don has published numerous articles on business, legal, and public policy issues, while serving as a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, SkyNews, Real Clear World, the Voice of America, the Wall Street Journal, and other leading media. In 2013, Bloomsbury published his critically acclaimed book on U.S.-China relations titled The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War.

Don has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a certified arbitrator for the Office of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and an Adjunct Fellow of Pacific Forum CSIS, an arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He graduated with honors from Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Practice Areas
CFIUS and Cross-Border Investment
Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & US Customs
Technology Transactions
National Security
Anti-Corruption Regulations
Commercial Law
Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Illinois State Bar
United States Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
New York State Bar (inactive)
Education
JD, University of Chicago Law School
BA, Cornell University
Languages
English, French, Korean