John Cheretis counsels and represents clients in international trade and government contracting matters. He has advised importers in various types of U.S. customs matters, such as submitting ruling requests and prior disclosures and has represented clients before the United States Trade Representative regarding additional duties imposed under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
John also has represented clients seeking to engage in foreign direct investment and other transactions that implicate international trade concerns, such as review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He has assisted clients in navigating and understanding economic sanctions and export control issues, including sanctions regimes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
John also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented U.S. veterans in obtaining disability benefits as well as individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.
- American University (J.D. summa cum laude 2018; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, American University Law Review); Washington and Lee University (B.A. in Global Politics and Sociology 2015)
- Admitted in Virginia; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member
- Intern to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Summer 2016)