Directory Page Title"William and Mary's many international offerings provided me a crucial foundation to start a career in international legal work.  The wide-ranging course offerings, exciting internship opportunities, and excellent faculty at William and Mary made my law school experience both enjoyable and rewarding. The Draper's Scholarship also offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to study pressing legal issues with attorneys and judges from around the world, which allowed me to gain a truly international perspective on the law.
 
Besides, where else could you be walking to class only to be accosted by Thomas Jefferson inquiring as to the nature of the relationship between state and citizen?”

Brian Soiset (2006)

Attorney, U.S. International Trade Commission

About

Brian works in international trade and business law, with a focus on issues pertaining to U.S.-China business. Brian currently works at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he works on investigations of whether imports have harmed U.S. industries. He has worked in the Office of General Counsel, where he acts as a staff attorney for investigations and represents the agency in appeals before U.S. courts and international panels, and he has also advised in negotiations and implementing regulations for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. He has also worked in the office of the agency Chair, Jason Kearns, where he has advised the Chair on trade investigations before the agency.

Brian previously had roles in both the public and private sector pertaining to international trade. From 2012-2016, Brian worked in China at the Shanghai offices of, first, Zhong Lun Law Firm, and later Dentons LLP. Brian’s work was multifaceted and included corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, Chinese law, customs law, and FCPA and anti-corruption investigations. From 2008-2011, Brian worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he worked in the Office of General Counsel and assisted in trade investigations on imports alleged to have been dumped or subsidized. From 2007-2008, Brian worked at Chemonics International, an international development organization, where he assisted in implementing rule of law programs with funding from USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and other international organizations.

Brian was the 2006-2007 Draper's Scholar, which allowed him to study for an LL.M. at Queen Mary College and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Brian specialized in Law and Development and focused on topics such as constitutional reforms in the former Soviet Republics and issues relating to China's legal system.

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"William and Mary's many international offerings provided me a crucial foundation to start a career in international legal work.  The wide-ranging course offerings, exciting internship opportunities, and excellent faculty at William and Mary made my law school experience both enjoyable and rewarding. The Draper's Scholarship also offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to study pressing legal issues with attorneys and judges from around the world, which allowed me to gain a truly international perspective on the law.
 
Besides, where else could you be walking to class only to be accosted by Thomas Jefferson inquiring as to the nature of the relationship between state and citizen?”