Nicholas (Nic) Sparks

Nicholas (Nic) Sparks

Washington, D.C.

Email nicholas.sparks@​

Phone +1 202 637 8874

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Nicholas Sparks advises clients on a range of international trade-related matters. He has represented clients in the areas of international trade compliance, U.S. trade litigation, and trade policy before a number of U.S. government agencies.

In particular, Nicholas has assisted clients in issues related to economic sanctions, export controls, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, and reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also provides guidance on immigration-related matters.

Nicholas is active in the trade remedies and trade policy spheres as well, having represented clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Nicholas' experience ranges across industries, including agriculture, aviation, chemicals and metals, education, financial services, food, and technology.

While at law school, Nicholas gained public sector experience working as a clerk for the State of Alaska Department of Law in Anchorage. Before law school, he cultivated extensive knowledge of Latin America, including through time spent working in Mexico City. He was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship by Stanford University for the study of Brazilian Portuguese.

Education and admissions


J.D., Stanford Law School, 2016

B.A., University of Virginia, with highest distinction, 2013


Member, International Law Section, State Bar of California

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade

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