District of Columbia
Donald Gross advises companies in need of counsel or seeking to grow their businesses by providing legal and strategy advisory services in several core areas: commercial and real estate agreements, regulatory compliance, business disputes, and international operations. He counsels clients on devising and implementing strategies to achieve their business objectives and overcome the commercial, regulatory, political and cultural obstacles they face.
After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Don practiced law in Chicago, New York, Washington and Seoul, Korea. For more than a decade, he has advised US, Asian and European companies on developing and executing strategies to seize new business opportunities while mitigating market and political risks.
Don is committed to public service. He served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs in the US State Department, as Counselor of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and as Director of Legislative affairs at the White House National Security Council.
Over the years. Don has published numerous articles on business, legal and public policy issues, while serving as a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, SkyNews, 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 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 New York. He graduated with honors from Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School. In his spare time, Don enjoys practicing Tai Chi, hiking the Shenandoah with his wife Sue, a professional artist, and playing with his canine BFFs, Ralphie, and Sally.
We structure, draft and negotiate commercial transactions including:
We focus on the following areas of regulatory compliance:
We assist clients in resolving business disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration. When necessary, we fight aggressively in court to uphold clients’ rights. The business disputes we regularly handle include:
For clients that make business investments in the United States, we:
Certified Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Office of Dispute Resolution
Adjunct Fellow, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies