Nasim D. Fussell is a trade attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, where she is a member of the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Fussell has a wealth of trade legislation and negotiation experience, having served in numerous trade-related roles in the public and private sectors.
Ms. Fussell advises clients on trade legislation, negotiations and regulatory issues. She provides legal and policy counsel pertaining to forced labor, customs and trade compliance, supply chains, investment, exports, enforcement of trade agreements and market access issues, among others.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Fussell was the chief international trade counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, serving under Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). She also served as deputy chief international trade counsel under former Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Ms. Fussell worked on several significant trade negotiations, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As the lead trade lawyer for Senate Republicans, Ms. Fussell led Senate negotiations with the administration and U.S. House of Representatives on the USMCA Implementation Act.
In addition, Ms. Fussell served as trade counsel for the House Committee on Ways and Means, where she served under Chairmen Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and Dave Camp (D-Mich.). She worked on significant legislative achievements, including the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015, Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 and American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.
Ms. Fussell also worked on a wide range of issues during her time in both chambers, including digital trade, digital services taxes, tariff reform, e-commerce, trade and technology, forced labor and trade in agriculture, among others.
Prior to joining government, Ms. Fussell served in a variety of trade and public policy roles in the private sector for a major automobile manufacturer, a cross-sectoral trade association and a global technology company. She started her legal career as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration.
- The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., International and Comparative Law
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
- University of Michigan, B.A., History
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Judicial Department
- New England Council, Trade Working Group, Chair
- The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)
- Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)
- Washington International Trade Association (WITA), Board Member
- The 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy, Trade, Washingtonian, 2022
- Persian (Farsi)