John Cheretis concentrates his practice on advising clients in complex international trade, national security, and government contracting matters. He has assisted clients with evaluating and structuring cross-border investments and supply chains, as well as navigating investigations and regulatory proceedings.
John has significant experience advising clients with respect to U.S. foreign direct investment regulations and national security considerations. John has represented clients in investment reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and in structuring transactions to mitigate CFIUS risks. He has also counseled companies in a variety of U.S. customs matters, including classification, valuation, and country of origin determinations, as well as compliance with Withhold Release Orders and other import restrictions administered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). John has also represented clients in seeking tariff relief in proceedings before the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
John has also assisted clients with understanding and complying with various economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and export control issues arising under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
John 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.
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- 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)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
- Intern to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Summer 2016)