Deborah M. Wei
Senior Associate Global Regulatory
English, Mandarin Chinese
Deborah Wei advises global companies on a range of international trade matters, distilling complex regulatory requirements into practical advice. She guides clients through the regulatory and policy landscape of U.S. trade law with a focus on economic sanctions and export controls.
Deborah helps clients comply with international trade laws, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). She assists clients in voluntary disclosure reports and investigations before government agencies including the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), OFAC, and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Deborah also develops and enhances effective trade compliance programs for companies in various industries, including telecommunications and technology, travel services, health care, and education. She regularly assists clients with submission of licensing, registration, and export classification filings to BIS, OFAC, and DDTC.
Deborah has also counseled clients on matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, anti-boycott, anti-money laundering, and immigration.
During law school, Deborah was a research assistant to professor Anu Bradford in the field of international antitrust law. She was also a staff member of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and received the Parker School Certificate in International and Comparative Law. In the summer following her first year of law school, she gained valuable experience as an intern in the Appeals Bureau at the Kings County District Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to law school, Deborah interned in Shanghai, China, with a Chinese law firm.
- J.D., Columbia Law School, Parker Certificate in International and Comparative Law, 2014
- B.A., Duke University, cum laude, 2011
- District of Columbia