Overview

Sophie X. Jin is an international business attorney in the Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Jin represents multinational companies, U.S. importers and foreign companies in a broad range of complex international regulatory, commercial and corporate matters, including:

International Trade. Ms. Jin advises U.S. importers and foreign manufacturers on U.S. trade laws administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), including antidumping and countervailing duties, as well as Section 201, Section 232 and Section 301 duties. Ms. Jin also counsels clients regarding import regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including seizures, classification, valuation, country of origin and preferential duty treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and free trade agreements (FTAs), including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and represents clients subject to CBP actions or investigations on underpayment of import duties.

Economic Sanctions. Ms. Jin counsels multinational companies on U.S. primary and secondary sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of State to help identify red flags in the clients' proposed transactions and advise on the compliance practice.

Anti-corruption. Ms. Jin assists clients on anti-corruption issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act. She also has participated in internal investigations, assisted in providing legal counsel and opinions on corruption issues and developed anti-corruption compliance programs.

Foreign Investment in the U.S. Ms. Jin assists foreign companies with establishing subsidiaries in the United States, assisting with their daily business activities in the United States, and representing clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for acquisitions with a U.S. component.

China Practice. Ms. Jin assists U.S. and European companies on conducting commercial transactions with Chinese counterparts, including but not limited to:

  • regulatory compliance and government relation matters in China such as environmental protection, climate change, energy efficiency, chemical management and product stewardship for multinational companies and leading nonprofit organizations
  • business and regulatory review of cross-border transactional projects in China for the U.S. and multinational corporations

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Jin served as a research fellow to the Hon. Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. While attending law school, Ms. Jin served as a research assistant to corporate law professor Donald C. Clarke.

Credentials

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
  • Beijing Normal University, LL.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • China
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • All State Courts in New York
Memberships
  • Washington Foreign Law Society, Board of Governor, 2017-2020
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
Spoken Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English

Publications

Speaking Engagements