Gregory P.J. Zerzan

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Gregory P.J. Zerzan

OVERVIEW

Greg brings a unique set of skills to the Jordan Ramis team, concentrating his practice on providing federal government-focused legal counseling and advice. With an insider’s knowledge of the Nation’s capital, Greg delivers a combination of principled judgment and smart sensitivity to clients as he fully understands the challenges of federal investigations, how to impact the legislative and regulatory process, and the role of government oversight.

As someone who clearly grasps complicated public policy issues and the impact they have on business, Greg advises clients on navigating the government and steering their interactions with Congress and federal agencies. From responding to government inquiries and preparing for an appearance before Congress or federal agencies, to seeking approvals or participating in rulemakings, Greg consistently provides creative, strategic and thoughtful counsel on navigating the federal government. The combination of his deep knowledge and established relationships in the areas of energy and the environment, agriculture and natural resources, financial services, capital markets and technology makes him a valuable partner to clients.

Greg has served in senior positions in the United States Treasury and Department of the Interior and as legal counsel to the House Committees on Agriculture, Financial Services and Energy & Commerce.  Greg has led government inquiries, represented parties before government investigators and appeared as a congressional witness. Greg has also appeared as a commentator on national television and published opinion columns on the impact of government policy on business in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Washington Times.

Education

  • B.A., Dean’s List, Willamette University
  • J.D., Dean’s List, Willamette University College of Law

Admissions

  • State of Oregon
  • District of Columbia

Membership and Activities

  • Commodity Markets Council, Washington, D.C., Board Member
  • U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Board Member
  • Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Board Member
  • University of Melbourne School of Law, Australia, Senior Fellow

Awards and Honors

  • Meritorious Service Award, United States Department of the Treasury

 

Presentations

  • “The View From Washington D.C.: Policies, Funding and Elections,” Pacific Northwest Waterways Association’s Annual Conference, October 2021
  • “Testimony regarding reauthorization of the Commodity Exchange Act,” U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture, Washington, DC
  • “On the growth and benefits of the international derivatives market,” CEPS-Harvard Symposium on Building the Financial System for the 21st Century, Centre de Formation de Louveciennes, France

RESOURCES

EPA, Army Corps Release Proposed Rule Redefining “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

December 21, 2021

On December 7, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (Army Corps), published a Proposed Rule to define the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act.

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Infrastructure Bill Crypto Reporting Provisions Likely to Cause Confusion

November 19, 2021

The “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,’’ provides hundreds of billions of dollars of new federal spending on public works projects like road and bridge construction, harbor maintenance, and water facilities. The law also includes a provision related to the reporting of cryptocurrency transactions and other electronic representations of value.

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The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report Calling for Regulation of Stablecoins

November 4, 2021

The SC Report represents the first active proposal for regulation that would fundamentally change the stablecoin market as it currently exists.

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