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Deborah M. Wei

Washington, D.C.

Deborah M. Wei
English, Mandarin Chinese
Practice Group

Deborah Wei advises clients on a range of international trade matters, distilling complex regulatory requirements into practical advice. She counsels clients on navigating the regulatory and policy landscape of U.S. economic sanctions and export controls.

Deborah helps clients comply with international trade regulations, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the export regulations set forth in the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Deborah has advised clients in regulatory matters and investigations before government agencies including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of State. She advises companies across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications and technology, travel services, healthcare, and education.    

Deborah has also counseled clients on matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, anti-money laundering, and immigration. She also has experience in trade litigation before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, and World Trade Organization.

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.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Parker Certificate in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, 2014
  • B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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