Nicholas Klein focuses his practice on international trade, including trade remedy litigation, corporate and regulatory matters involving U.S. export controls, customs compliance and international trade policy. He represents a diverse group of clients ranging from defense companies, media and technology companies and private equity firms to companies in the health care, financial services and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Klein represents U.S. producers in complex anti-dumping and countervailing duty litigation before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also assists clients with legal and policy issues with respect to international trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization agreements and bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations.
Mr. Klein regularly counsels buyers, sellers and investors on the impact of U.S. export controls and U.S. customs laws in mergers and acquisitions. He advises on compliance measures with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations, including anti-boycott compliance. Mr. Klein also is experienced in helping clients manage and respond to related government investigations.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Klein practiced civil litigation at a major international law firm, where he focused on internal investigations, trial practice, economic sanctions and export controls compliance. While in law school, Mr. Klein clerked at the Office of the United States Attorney, and served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich and for the Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Before attending law school, Mr. Klein was an officer and paratrooper in the United States Army, leading hundreds of counterterrorism and counter-insurgency combat operations in Iraq. He was a U.S. Army Ranger and an airborne jumpmaster. Mr. Klein maintains an active pro bono practice advocating on behalf of military veterans.