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James Daher


James is an associate in the Firm’s International Trade and Regulatory Law and International Environmental Law Groups. 

He advises clients on compliance, transactional risk management, and investigations related to U.S. environmental law, economic sanctions, export controls, and other international trade laws and regulations.

In James’s international trade and regulatory law practice, he advises clients on a broad range of compliance, transactional, and investigatory matters involving: economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); forced labor and supply chain issues; foreign direct investment (in particular advising on and managing filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)); and export controls administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

On environmental matters, James’s practice focuses on assessing and allocating environmental risk in complex cross-border transactions (including acquisitions and divestitures, project finance, capital markets, and real estate transactions) and advising corporations and financial institutions on environmental and compliance risks.



Attorney-at-Law, District of Columbia, 2023


Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2023

BSBA, Economics & Information Systems Management, cum laude, Duquesne University, 2018

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.