Sophie X. Jin is an international business attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Jin, who is passionate about promoting international trade and business operations, 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 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), assists clients with filing prior disclosures and protests, and represents clients subject to CBP actions or investigations. Ms. Jin also advises U.S. importers and foreign exporters and 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.

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 rejoining Holland & Knight, Ms. Jin served as in-house counsel to one of the largest retailers in the United States, managing import and export compliance, supply chain matters, and contractual and regulatory matters during international business transactions. Ms. Jin previously was an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office from 2016 to 2022.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
  • The George Washington University Law School, LL.M.
  • 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
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Washington, D.C., 2023-Present
  • Washington Foreign Law Society, Board of Governors, 2017-2020
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021
Spoken Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English