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Samantha Sewall is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group.
Ms. Sewall advises clients on compliance with U.S. legal obligations at the intersection of global trade, foreign policy, and national security, focusing her practice on compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, national security reviews of foreign direct investment (CFIUS), and anti-boycott laws. Ms. Sewall has experience advising companies across a wide range of sectors including aerospace, banking and financial institutions, defense, energy, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, shipping, retail, telecommunications, and travel.
Representative economic sanctions engagements include:
Representative export control and antiboycott engagements include:
Representative CFIUS engagements include:
In-house counsel experiences include:
On a pro bono basis, Ms. Sewall has assisted clients with understanding U.S. trade controls and immigration issues, and she has worked with an international rule of law NGO to support law enforcement training efforts to combat transnational human trafficking and forced labor.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Sewall served as a Political-Economic Program Assistant supporting the U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire. During her time there she was responsible for programs and research related to private sector engagement and bilateral political and economic issues. Ms. Sewall was previously an associate with a large international law firm where she was a member of the international trade and investment practice group.
Ms. Sewall graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
*Representation occurred prior to Ms. Sewall’s association with Gibson Dunn.
Featured Speaker, “OFAC’s Heightened Enforcement Trends: Practical Compliance Tips and Strategies,” The Knowledge Group (June 30, 2020)
Speaker, Gibson Dunn webcast, “2020 Sanctions and Export Controls Update” (October 15, 2020)
Short-Term Sanctions – The New Normal?, Financier Worldwide (January 2020)
Sanctions Enforcement Trends In the Era of COVID-19, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation
Georgetown University - 2012 Juris Doctor
Patrick Henry College - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar