James (J.J.) Saulino, Associate Washington, D.C.
jsaulino@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2717
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

James (J.J.) Saulino is an associate in Crowell & Moring's International Trade and International Dispute Resolution groups. 

In his trade practice, J.J. advises both U.S. and international clients on compliance with international trade regulations administered by the Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Homeland Security. He has broad experience counseling companies on complex economic sanctions and export compliance matters. J.J. also advises private equity clients on regulatory issues associated with potential acquisitions.

In his dispute resolution practice, J.J. represents clients in the context of both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has served as counsel in disputes involving the governments of Turkey, Egypt, Libya, El Salvador, and Lithuania, and in such industries as construction, tourism, mining, and manufacturing. J.J. has significant experience in issues related to damages and economic modeling, and he has conducted or assisted in several examinations of expert witnesses in arbitration hearings. 

J.J. received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as the executive student writing editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the national law journal of the American Constitution Society. While in law school, J.J. served as an extern at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser and as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division's Office of International Affairs.

J.J. also holds a master's in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where his academic work focused on national security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity. He is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and has contributed to research publications of the Henry L. Stimson Center and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. J.J. speaks and writes frequently on global trade and international law, and he has lectured at the Georgetown University Law Center and the International Law Institute.

From 2005 to 2007, J.J. was the communications director to San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, a position he had held during the campaign. A native of Akron, OH, he has previously worked in elections in New Hampshire, Ohio, and Texas. J.J. received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 2003.

Recent Representations

  • Conducted regulatory diligence for private equity clients in connection with potential acquisitions of software, unmanned aerial systems, and medical technology companies.
  • Represented Dutch investment group in ICSID annulment proceedings at World Bank.
  • Represented Italian winemaker in ICDR arbitration proceedings in New York.
  • Counseled U.S. automotive and manufacturing companies on compliance with the ITAR and EAR.
  • Advised U.S., Canadian, and European financial institutions on sanctions and AML monitoring and compliance issues.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia and Virginia



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Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2016," International Trade Bulletin (August 4, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Paul Davies, Gordon McAllister, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adrian Jones, George D. Ruttinger, Edward Norman, Diego Noesen, Flip Petillion, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Hoff, Lisa Weinert, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Mariana Pendás, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jenny E. Cieplak, Matthew B. Welling, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino, Warren Lehrenbaum, Preetha Chakrabarti.
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2016," International Trade Bulletin (July 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Hoff, Lisa Weinert, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Lindsay Denault, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ," International Trade Bulletin (June 9, 2016). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Mike Gill, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Lindsay Denault, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Hoff, Lisa Weinert.
  • "Court Dismisses Challenge to FinCEN Section 311 ‘Finding of Primary Money Laundering Concern’ for Banca Privada d’Andorra," International Trade Bulletin (May 26, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "FinCEN’s Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership and the Administration’s New Initiatives on Financial Transparency: What You Need to Know," International Trade Bulletin (May 11, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2016," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2016). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Nicholas DeLong, Aaron Marx, Alexander H. Schaefer, Wing Cheung.
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2016," International Trade Bulletin (March 8, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher Monahan, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Alexander H. Schaefer.
  • "Former Chief Compliance Officer Can Be Held Personally Liable for AML Violations," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2016). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, James (J.J.) Saulino, Amy Sandra Lee.
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson.
  • "FinCEN Issues ID Requirement for Cash Buyers of High-End Manhattan and Miami Real Estate," International Trade Bulletin (January 13, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2015," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, James B. Smith, Paul Davies, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Adrian Jones, Carlton Greene, Charles De Jager, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson.
  • "FinCEN Responds to Industry Concerns About Cost of Proposed Customer Due Diligence Rule," International Trade Bulletin (January 5, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2015," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Ian A. Laird, Robin B. Campbell, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Christopher Hoff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Sarah Moens, Mariana Pendás.
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2015," International Trade Bulletin (November 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Charles De Jager, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2015," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas A. Hanusik, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl.
  • "OFAC Issues New Ukraine Designations and Warns of Evasion Threats," International Trade Bulletin (July 30, 2015). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, Jeffrey L. Snyder, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • " This Month in International Trade - March 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Gordon McAllister, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro.
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Confirms Arbitrators' Authority to Determine Jurisdiction in BIT Disputes," International Dispute Resolution Alert (March 6, 2014). Contacts: George D. Ruttinger, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jack Thomas, Arlen Pyenson, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2013," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Melissa Morris, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz.
  • "Reopening of Korean Neutral Zone Poses North Korea Sanctions Risk," International Trade Bulletin (September 19, 2013). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2013," International Trade Bulletin (August 9, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2013," International Trade Bulletin (February 28, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Mark A. Klapow, Michael J. Songer, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2013," International Trade Bulletin (January 31, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Christopher A. Cole, Ian A. Laird, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2012," International Trade Bulletin (November 9, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Melissa Morris.
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2012," International Trade Bulletin (October 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, George D. Ruttinger, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - July 2012," International Trade Bulletin (August 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Kathryn L. Clune, Cari N. Stinebower, Ian A. Laird, Jini Koh, Elena Klonitskaya, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "OFAC Authorizes Exports of Financial Services to and New Investment in Burma," International Trade Bulletin (July 12, 2012). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino.
  • "This Month In International Trade - May 2012," International Trade Bulletin (June 11, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - April 2012 ," International Trade Bulletin (May 4, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Jini Koh, Lindsay Denault, David (Dj) Wolff, Elena Klonitskaya.
  • "This Month In International Trade - March 2012 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Elena Klonitskaya, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.
  • "This Month In International Trade - February 2012," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff.


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