Mackenzie Zales is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's International Trade Group. Ms. Zales focuses her practice on international regulatory and compliance matters as well as civil actions in the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT).

Ms. Zales handles a broad range of corporate issues, including foreign direct investment, industrial security, export control, sanctions and customs matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Zales served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jennifer Choe-Groves at the CIT, assisting in civil actions concerning determinations of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).

In law school, Ms. Zales graduated first in her class and served as the executive editor of the University of Miami Law Review. Prior to law school, she worked as a commercial and intellectual property litigation paralegal in Holland & Knight's Boston office.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Blue Danube Systems during the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) clearance process in connection with its sale to NEC Corp., a Japanese technology company

Representative Experience


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Barristers