Maria is part of the International Trade and Compliance group at Orrick. She advises clients on compliance with US trade and economic sanctions and export controls, licensing matters, enforcement actions, and trade compliance policies and procedures. Maria counsels clients on foreign investment reviews, including matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Maria takes a lead on internal investigations, compliance audits, and submissions to government agencies.
Maria's previous experience as a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions group is instrumental in her reviews of the trade aspects of various M&A and other cross-border transactions.
Maria draws upon her experience in Washington, D.C., Moscow (Russia) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) to approach her work with a broad perspective on international trade-related and other matters. Prior to joining Orrick, Maria worked at the Office of the General Counsel of a multilateral development bank, handled tax and legal matters at one of the Big Four accounting firms, and oversaw the design and implementation of an export compliance program for an international development firm and a U.S. government contractor.