Barbra Kim

Barbra Kim

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 804 7784

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Korean

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Barbra Kim draws on her experience in the federal government to counsel clients on international trade matters regarding U.S. trade policy, trade remedies, trade controls, and national security.

Barbra counsels clients in international trade administrative proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce, as well as in related appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Barbra also helps clients comply with international trade laws related to export controls and sanctions laws and regulations.  She assists clients with submission of licensing, export classification filings, and voluntary disclosures to the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury.  She helps clients in a wide variety of industries to comply with and enhance their trade compliance programs. 

Barbra also advises on national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Prior to law school, Barbra served as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and the Operations Center. While in law school, Barbra was a member of the California Law Review and worked as a legal research and writing teaching assistant.

She maintains an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on the needs of children.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2019

M.A., Georgetown University, 2013

B.A., The University of Chicago, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Representative experience

Secured a unanimous negative injury ruling on behalf of a U.S. purchaser of imported glass containers from China before the ITC

Secured a negative determination and a zero antidumping margin on behalf of a Brazilian foreign producer of wood mouldings and millwork products before the U.S. Department of Commerce 

Successfully represented a U.S. uranium enricher company's interests in its effort to extend the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation 

Assisted leading defense industrial technology company on trade compliance issues related to a multibillion dollar merger

Advised U.S. software company regarding sanctions and export control compliance 

Assisted multinational medical technology company with a range of sanctions matters, including counseling, licensing, and self-disclosures 

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