Nathaniel Blaine Bolin

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Nathaniel Blaine Bolin

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Nate Bolin is a partner at DLA Piper LLP, where he advises clients in a variety of litigation, policy, and regulatory matters in the areas of export controls, economic sanctions, national security issues, trade agreements, and related areas of international trade law. Mr. Bolin has successfully litigated more than 100 cases and appellate proceedings involving United States antidumping and countervailing duty laws before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also regularly helps clients successfully navigate the complex CFIUS process and national security issues involving investments and cross-border transactions. Mr. Bolin has extensive experience with emerging technologies in the aerospace, defense, oil and gas, medical, transportation, semiconductor, consumer electronics, and telecommunications industries.

Due to his extensive experience with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mr. Bolin has been appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs to serve on the U.S. State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Group for three consecutive terms, most recently for the 2020-2022 session. He also advises companies on compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and United States export control laws.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Bolin was an international trade specialist at the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, where he worked on trade negotiations and trade agreement enforcement and compliance. A graduate of GW Law, Mr. Bolin has worked and studied in Japan and is fluent in Japanese.

BA, Kalamazoo College; MA, Stanford University; JD, George Washington University