The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Nasim Fussell as a partner in Holland & Knight’s International Trade Group, residing in the Washington, D.C., office.

Nasim comes to Holland & Knight after serving as the Senate Finance Committee’s chief international trade counsel. She was appointed to that post in November 2018, after serving as deputy chief since July 2018 under former Chairman Orrin Hatch. During her tenure, she worked with the Trump administration on trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico (USMCA), Japan (U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement), China (China Phase One Agreement), the United Kingdom, Kenya, the European Union, India and Brazil, as well as negotiations at the World Trade Organization including on reform efforts, fisheries and e-commerce.

“Nasim has an impressive combination of House, Senate, executive branch and private sector experience and has been in the trenches with respect to many of the most important trade issues in recent years,” said José Sirven, leader of Holland & Knight’s Business Section. “She is a demonstrated leader with the skills and relationships to help our clients engaged in cross-border transactions navigate the Washington and global trade policy landscape.”


“There has been a significant shift in trade policy since the 2016 general election. The ‘trade war’ that started in 2017 has morphed into a rapid contraction in global trade catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of who wins the election in November, the future of trade policy remains uncertain,” said Ms. Fussell. “At Holland & Knight, I will have the opportunity to counsel leading companies and associations as they face the international trade challenges ahead and help them craft advocacy strategies to successfully influence the policymakers in Washington.”

With more than 1400 lawyers and 27 offices around the world, Holland & Knight serves clients globally. The firm’s clients recognize the ability of the firm to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from commercial litigation, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and government advocacy.

The placement was handled by:

David Ris

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