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Anthony V. Capobianco

Washington, D.C.

Anthony V. Capobianco

Anthony Capobianco strives to bring a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to the most complex international trade matters impacting global companies. With a focus on U.S. export control laws, economic sanctions, and anti-boycott regulations, as well as representing companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Anthony helps companies on a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.

Anthony has more than a decade of experience counseling clients on all regulatory matters under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), economic sanctions programs, trade reporting requirements of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and other regulations impacting international trade. He represents clients, who are subject to these regulations, in matters before the Bureau of Industry (BIS), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Anthony has worked extensively with clients in a number of sectors, including technology and consulting, automotive, aerospace and defense, education, manufacturing, food, beverages, agriculture, aviation, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and healthcare. He has worked with clients in these and other industries to develop compliance policies and procedures and to provide compliance training. He has conducted internal audits and compliance investigations and handled disclosures to various government agencies. He also regularly handles licensing and classification filings. He frequently works hand-in-hand with his corporate and regulatory colleagues in the United States and other countries on cross-border due diligence and trade compliance filings resulting from corporate deals, including submissions to DDTC and CFIUS.

When not providing clients with practical legal advice, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Representative Experience

Conducted extensive internal investigation of alleged sanctions violations related to activities in the Americas and EMEA.

Conducted trade controls audit for Fortune 500 aerospace and defense company.

Advised Fortune 500 company on CFIUS issues related to a multi-billion dollar global transaction.

Advised a global manufacturing company on CFIUS and ITAR issues related to a series of strategic acquisitions.

Advised a number of professional services companies on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional export control and sanctions issues.

Advised an IT services company on applying for a series of licenses from OFAC under various sanctions programs.

Conducted trade controls due diligence, and advised on CFIUS and DDTC filings for multinational defense company.

Developed and implemented compliance program addressing U.S. and non-U.S. legal requirements on exports of encryption products.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., summa cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The Catholic University of America, 1999


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Section of International Law, ABA

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • Court of International Trade
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