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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

Practice areas


  1. Federal Regulation: 50%
  2. International Law: 50%


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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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Contact info

Poblete Tamargo LLP

Courthouse Square
510 King Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Poblete Tamargo LLP

International Square
1875 I Street, NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC, 20006

2332 Galiano Street
Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL, 33134



VAAuthorized to practice law201509/15/2015
DCActive 200605/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPoblete Tamargo LLP2010 - Present
Senior AssociateReed Smith LLP2003 - 2010
Senior Congressional StaffU.S. House of Representatives1997 - 2002
StaffRepublican National Committee1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, National Security Committee, Section of Int'l LawImmediate Past Chairman2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-Chair, National Security Committee, Section of Int'l Law2013 - 2014
Federalist SocietyMember2002 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationLife MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2005
Georgetown UniversityN/AMasters1995
Florida International UniversityN/ABachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Television InterviewPolitical Situation in Venezuela2014
Television interviewEconomic Sanctions2014
Section of International Law 2014 Spring MeetingPrivate Contractors, Snowden and Cybersecurity: Did the Reorganization of the Intelligence Community Achieve Success?2014
InterviewEconomic Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine2014
Television InterviewPublic Policy Developments for the Week in Washington DC2013
Television InterviewNational Security Agency Leaks, Edward Snowden2013
Television InterviewCNN: USA En Directo2011
Pathways to Employment in International LawCareers in International Law2011
Annual North America Division MeetingTrading with the Enemy and Other Issues2010