We assist companies in need of counsel or seeking to grow their businesses by providing legal and strategy advisory services in several core areas: international trade regulatory compliance, regulatory/legislative advocacy, commercial transactions and international operations. We counsel clients on devising and implementing strategies to achieve their business objectives and overcome the commercial, regulatory, political and cultural obstacles they face.
Don has practiced regulatory and commercial law as senior counsel to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington and as international legal advisor to Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea. For more than a decade, he has advised US and overseas companies on developing and executing strategies to seize new business opportunities while mitigating market and political risks. He currently serves as Of Counsel to Washington Global Law Group and as Senior Advisor to Albright Stonebridge Group.
Don is committed to public service and has held a number of senior federal government positions. He served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs in the U.S. State Department, as Counselor of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and as Director of Legislative affairs at the White House National Security Council.
Over the years, Don has published numerous articles on business, legal and public policy issues, while serving as a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, SkyNews, the Voice of America, the Wall Street Journal and other leading media. In 2013, Bloomsbury published his critically acclaimed book on U.S.-China relations titled "The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China's Rise and Avoid Another Cold War."
Don is an arbitrator for the Office of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and an Adjunct Fellow of Pacific Forum CSIS, an arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has been admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, New York and Illinois. He graduated with honors from Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School. In his spare time, Don enjoys practicing Tae Chi, hiking the Shenandoah with his wife Sue, a professional artist, and playing with his canine BFFs, Ralphie and Sally.
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1984||10/27/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Dispute Resolution Arbitrator||Financial Industry Regulatory Authority||2018|
|Superior Service Medal||US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency||1997|
|Partner||Donald Gross Law||2018 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Washington Global Law Group||2017 - Present|
|Senior Advisor||Albright Stonebridge Group||2006 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld||2003 - 2005|
|International Legal Advisor||Kim & Chang||2000 - 2002|
|Senior Advisor||US Department of State||1997 - 2000|
|Counselor||US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency||1994 - 1997|
|Director of Legislative Affairs||National Security Council / The White House||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies||Adjunct Fellow||2006 - Present|
|www.thehill.com||Ignore the naysayers trying to disrupt US diplomacy with North Korea||2018|
|Bloomsbury Publishing||The China Fallacy - How the US Can Benefit from China's Rise and Avoid Another Cold War||2013|
|Nautilus Institute||Strategic Patience Has Become Strategic Passivity||2010|
|Harvard International Law Journal||Negotiated Treaty Amendment: The Solution to the SDI - ABM Treaty Conflict||1987|
|Georgetown University||Program in International Business||1999|
|Harvard Kennedy School of Government||Program for Senior Executives in National Security||1997|
|University of Chicago Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Cornell University||BA magna cum laude||1974|
|Speech to the National Committee on United States - China Relations||The China Fallacy||2013|
|Advise on Franchise Agreement & Disclosure Documents||Client decided to proceed with franchising one of its Italian restaurants.|
|Advise on Factoring Agreement & Related Loan Documents||Client obtained changes in factoring/loan documents that better protected its interests.|
|Waiver of US Sanctions for South Korea||The US Government exempted South Korea and the client energy company from US sanctions after South Korea agreed to significantly reduce oil imports from Iran|
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