Don has long been a trusted advisor to clients who encounter obstacles to achieving their personal, professional or business goals. He is a problem-solver who listens carefully to his clients, learns every relevant detail of the difficulties they face, thoroughly investigates their issues, develops smart solutions, and most importantly, works diligently to make those solutions a reality.
Don is committed to public service. He served in senior positions at the US State Department, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and White House National Security Council. Decades of working at major firms and at high levels of the US Government enable Don to help exporters and importers fully comply with stringent US laws and regulations as well as help clients get Green Cards or long-term visas to live, work, do business, invest or study in the US.
In the private sector, Don has been senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, international legal advisor to Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington.
Don has published numerous articles on business, legal, and public policy issues, while serving as a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, SkyNews, Real Clear World, the Voice of America, the Wall Street Journal, and other leading media. In 2013, Bloomsbury published his critically acclaimed book on U.S.-China relations titled “The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War.
Don has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a certified arbitrator for the Office of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and an Adjunct Fellow of Pacific Forum CSIS, an arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has been admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia and the New York Bar. He graduated with honors from Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School.