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Julia Diaz advises clients on a broad range of matters in the areas of export controls, economic sanctions, CFIUS, anti-boycott, and anti-corruption. She assists clients with a variety of trade controls compliance issues, including submitting license applications and disclosures to the U.S. Treasury, Commerce, and State Departments, and conducting trainings and on-site audits.
Julia brings a unique human rights perspective to her practice. Before law school, she worked overseas in several developing nations on community organization and primary health care initiatives. While in law school, she worked in the International Human Rights Law Clinic for a year, spent a summer in Tanzania clerking for the judges of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, conducted independent research in Madagascar as a member of the Human Rights Study Project, and was the senior development manager of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. Julia has continued her human rights work in her legal career by successfully representing a detained adult in asylum proceedings, serving as a regular Legal Aid intake volunteer, filing civil protection orders, and other pro bono activities.
Advises companies in determining licensing requirements for exports, including to Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Russia/Crimea.
Advised university and pharmaceutical company regarding exports of controlled pathogens and related genetic materials, including obtaining licenses and filing disclosures.
Advised defense contractor during acquisition, including conducting due diligence and filing submissions with BIS and DDTC regarding transfer of licenses.
Created compliance program for insurance companies, universities/research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and defense contractors regarding compliance with U.S. trade controls.
Assisted insurance company with disclosure to OFAC and subsequent subpoena response.
Assists a major Chinese telecommunications company with trade compliance monitorship arising from settlement agreement with the U.S. government.
Supported investigations under ITAR of potential provision of technical data and defense services to foreign persons by U.S. university employee.
Advises companies from a broad range of sectors regarding CFIUS issues, and assists with mandatory and voluntary filings to CFIUS.
- J.D., University of Virginia, 2014
- B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts honors, 2009
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit