Wade Weems

Partner, Kobre & Kim

A former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor, Wade Weems counsels corporations and individuals with Asia ties in cross-border criminal cases and internal investigations stemming from U.S. government enforcement actions, particularly those alleging bribery or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, theft, fraud and money laundering. Mr. Weems also advocates for clients affected by export control restrictions and sanctions issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Weems was a prosecutor and trial lawyer with the DOJ in the National Security Division in the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, where he handled highly sensitive national security cases involving economic espionage and trade secret theft, export control violations and violations of U.S. economic sanctions regimes.

On May 29, standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced plans to withdraw certain U.S. “policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment.” One month later,...
10 July 2020
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