WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2018 – Skadden is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Gerkin has joined the firm’s national security practice as counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gerkin represents U.S., international and multinational clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and investments in the U.S. and abroad, CFIUS and other foreign investment reviews, and issues involving the transnational flow of goods, software, technology and services.

His practice focuses on export controls, economic embargoes and sanctions, customs, and trade remedies and other trade-related investigations. He also represents foreign manufacturers and exporters and U.S. importers in international trade law matters, including traditional and non-market anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, as well as Section 201, Section 232 and Section 301 proceedings.

“We are thrilled that Dan has joined the firm,” said Ivan A. Schlager, head of Skadden's national security practice. “His impressive track record of providing informed and forward-looking guidance will be of tremendous value to our clients as worldwide trade and national security regimes continue to evolve.”

Mr. Gerkin’s experience includes advising on the Export Administration Regulations, including anti-boycott compliance, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and embargoes and sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, as well as sanctions-related legislation. He also represents clients on customs and trade matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and the U.S. Court of International Trade, including with respect to tariff classification, import valuation and free trade agreements.

Most recently, Mr. Gerkin was counsel at another large international corporate law firm. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Georgetown University.