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Gwen Green

Of Counsel

505 9th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004

Gwen Green concentrates her practice on international trade and regulatory compliance matters that facilitate clients’ efficient trade with and from the U.S.

Gwen counsels U.S. and non-U.S. companies, organizations, and individuals on laws and regulations affecting international trade and business, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), laws governing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

A significant part of Gwen’s practice involves internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and compliance program reviews involving the ITAR, EAR, U.S. economic sanctions, and the FCPA.  Her practice also includes counseling and advising clients in due diligence investigations, audits, and risk assessments.  In addition, Gwen helps clients navigate the complex regulatory and compliance issues often implicated in foreign investments in the United States and guides clients through the CFIUS review process. 

Gwen regularly advises clients how to develop and implement effective corporate compliance programs in the areas of U.S. export controls, U.S. economic sanctions, anti-boycott regulations, and the FCPA.  Gwen’s comprehensive understanding of these complex, highly-regulated and ever-changing areas allows her to proactively guide clients to re-evaluate and revise programs so they can continue doing business. When possible violations are discovered, Gwen provides strategic advice regarding the voluntary disclosure process, and she helps clients navigate and negotiate potential penalties.

Client Results

  • Counseling Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions compliance matters.

  • Counseling major defense contractor on compliance with U.S. export controls, including internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and general advice and counsel.

  • Conducting numerous detailed audits and risk assessments of compliance programs.

  • Drafting numerous voluntary self-disclosures to the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury.

  • Representing clients in internal and government investigations involving potential violations of U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, and the FCPA.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Washington DC Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, International, 2021, 2022

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility, Hearing Committee, 2013-present
  • D.C. Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, Member
  • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), Member
  • Access College Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2019, 2020-present
  • Society for International Affairs, Member
  • TerraLex Leadership Program, 2021

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