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Zarema's practice focuses on complex antitrust matters including mergers & acquisitions, joint venture transactions, and high-stakes class action litigation dealing with price fixing and monopolization issues. Zarema represents clients before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and foreign competition agencies. 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, pharmaceutical, high technology, and telecommunications. Her work in the pharmaceutical sector includes high-profile investigations and complex class action litigation. 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, shareholder derivative claims, and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 Program Manager 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 U.S., Russian, Chinese, and multilateral treaties; regulations; and dispute-resolution mechanisms. To help them comply with international standards, she designed and implemented training programs for business and legal practitioners in Russia and Central Asia that addressed corporate governance, intellectual property rights protection, and commercial dispute resolution.
Zarema is fluent in Russian and proficient in French.