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Jason I. Poblete has represented individuals and corporations on both domestic and international regulatory and transactional matters.
Prior to forming PobleteTamargo in 2010, he worked as a senior Attorney in the Global Regulatory Litigation group of Reed Smith - a top-15 global law firm. Before that, he worked for a senior Member of Congress, former Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), and on a Congressional Committee. He was selected several times by the editors of Roll Call newspaper as one of the “50 Most Influential Staffers on Capitol Hill.”
Poblete is an expert on legislative procedure and administrative rule-making who concentrates his practice in the following areas: trade compliance, U.S. export control laws and regulations for military and dual-use items, economic sanctions, free trade agreements, and related issue areas such as customs, and the review process of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Poblete has conducted or has been part of numerous investigations and audits in the U.S. and in various foreign countries. He has also defended clients facing political persecution or human rights abuses in foreign countries. Poblete has also counseled clients with petitions before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Jason has represented clients before numerous committees of the U.S. Congress, international organizations, and has testified before a Special Committee of the United Nations (UN) in New York. From 2011-14 he served as Vice-Chair of the National Security Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.
Born and raised in South Florida, Poblete has traveled extensively throughout the Western Hemisphere and keeps current on legal developments and political matters throughout the region. He advises customers undertaking commercial transactions throughout the Western Hemisphere including political risk, contracts, and related matters.
A frequent commentator on public affairs and news television programs in the United States and Latin America, Poblete has also been published or quoted in various legal publications, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, POLITICO, Roll Call, and other publications.
Jason resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Yleem.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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Jason Poblete is an attorney who presents that unique combination of strong interpersonal skills and an in depth knowledge of the law. Jason is solution oriented and as a result represents his clients interests most effectively. Jason genuinely cares about his clients and their issues. Jason Poblete has always worked tirelessly to provide sound, timely and effective legal advice to each of his clients. I highly recommend his services
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2015||09/15/2015|
|Partner||Poblete Tamargo LLP||2010 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Reed Smith LLP||2003 - 2010|
|Senior Congressional Staff||U.S. House of Representatives||1997 - 2002|
|Staff||Republican National Committee||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, National Security Committee, Section of Int'l Law||Immediate Past Chairman||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Co-Chair, National Security Committee, Section of Int'l Law||2013 - 2014|
|Federalist Society||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Eagle Scout Association||Life Member||N/A|
|Wall Street Journal||The U.S.-Cuba Deal Heightens the Spy Threat||2015|
|National Review||Call Cuba to Account: Obama should implement LIBERTAD as Congress intended||2014|
|World Export Controls Review journal (WorldECR)||The Magnitsky List: a trend-setter process in global human rights and compliance law?||2013|
|World Export Controls Review journal (WorldECR)||U.S. export control reform: a view from across the pond||2012|
|The PT Cable (firm newsletter)||Congressional Oversight, Foreign Companies & Export Controls||2011|
|The International Lawyer (ABA)||International Legal Developments in Review - National Security||2010|
|Reed Smith Sentinel||Economic Sanctions or Export Controls and Foreign Companies: What to do When the US Congress Comes Knocking||2009|
|University of Miami's Cuba Brief||When Should the U.S. Change Policy Toward Cuba||2007|
|George Mason University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Florida International University||N/A||Other - Bachelors||1992|
|Television Interview||Political Situation in Venezuela||2014|
|Television interview||Economic Sanctions||2014|
|Section of International Law 2014 Spring Meeting||Private Contractors, Snowden and Cybersecurity: Did the Reorganization of the Intelligence Community Achieve Success?||2014|
|Interview||Economic Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine||2014|
|Television Interview||Public Policy Developments for the Week in Washington DC||2013|
|Television Interview||National Security Agency Leaks, Edward Snowden||2013|
|Television Interview||CNN: USA En Directo||2011|
|Pathways to Employment in International Law||Careers in International Law||2011|
|Annual North America Division Meeting||Trading with the Enemy and Other Issues||2010|