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Samantha Clark Sewall

Washington, D.C.

Samantha Clark Sewall

As an associate in the International Trade and Investment group, Samantha Sewall guides global companies through complex trade controls administered by the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce.

She brings significant experience in economic sanctions, export controls, Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. (CFIUS) reviews, anti-boycott compliance, and defense trade controls in a variety of industries including life sciences, financial institutions, transportation, leisure, aerospace, and defense contracting. Samantha also has handled anti-corruption compliance and trade remedies litigation.

Samantha recently assisted a global life sciences corporation to enhance its worldwide trade controls compliance architecture. She helps global companies navigate the complex requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by drafting policies, assessing risks, and preparing reports and disclosures.

While in law school, Samantha was an editor on the Georgetown Law Review and a Global Teaching Fellow. Samantha is also active in our Pro Bono practice, where she has represented individuals in immigration and human rights matters.

Representative Experience

Assisted global medical device company in enhancing its trade controls compliance architecture.

Advised global transportation company on scope of revised Cuba economic sanctions.

Drafted voluntary notice to CFIUS for acquisition of U.S. logistics company by Singapore firm.

Assisted foreign manufacturer of solar cells in CVD investigation conducted by U.S. Commerce Department.

Assisted U.S. manufacturer of defense articles to secure State Department licenses for foreign sales.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Patrick Henry College, 2007


  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Women in International Trade

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade
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