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Zarema's practice focuses on complex antitrust matters including government investigations, M&A transactions, and complex litigation, including high-stakes class action defense. Zarema regularly advises clients on enforcement matters before state and federal agencies, and regularly counsels on competition issues, including refusals to deal, distribution and franchising restraints, tying arrangements, group purchasing, price discrimination, exclusive dealing, leveraging, joint ventures, and trade association activities. She also counsels clients contemplating complex transactions that may be affected by antitrust statutes including Hart-Scott-Rodino. In addition, Zarema advises clients on compliance with U.S. and foreign anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations, U.S. sanctions and export controls, and foreign investment reporting requirements.
She represents clients in many sectors including financial services, technology, energy, and life sciences. She also counsels and defends clients with respect to regulatory compliance with international laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Export Administration Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions. Her work with financial institutions and their executives centers on securities class actions and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Treasury Department.
Zarema's clients benefit from her extensive experience in and understanding of the U.S. government. She served as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration in the Office of China and as the Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Corporate Governance Program in the Office of Russia. During her tenure in these roles, she provided guidance to U.S. companies regarding bilateral and unilateral treaties and trade agreements and compliance with international standards. Throughout her career in the Government and the private sector, Zarema has designed and implemented training programs for business people and legal practitioners in the United States, Russia, and Central Asia to address antitrust, anti-bribery, and other corporate governance issues.
Zarema is fluent in Russian and proficient in French.