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Christine Daya

Christine Daya


Christine Daya's practice focuses on cross-border investments (CFIUS), economic sanctions (OFAC), international trade remedies, and congressional investigations. Her substantial knowledge and experience in these areas allow her to effectively and efficiently understand her clients' challenges and goals, and assist them to achieve the best outcome.

On a regular basis, Christine draws on her strong knowledge of relevant government regulations in rapidly-changing fields in order to assist clients with challenging, high-stakes, government-facing matters. She provides timely and thoughtful advice to clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing, insurance, real estate, and others.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaMaryland
CourtsCourt of International Trade


  • Christine's cross-border investment representations are focused on national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Christine has assisted clients based around the world, including Europe and Asia, who seek CFIUS approval on deals ranging in value and up to $2 billion in connection with the submission of filings, negotiation of mitigation agreements, and maintaining compliance.
  • On sanctions, she has substantial experience with matters before the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Christine brings clarity to clients dealing with this complex regulatory framework by achieving a strong understanding her clients' business and providing succinct and relevant advice, often in connection with voluntary self-disclosures and license applications.
  • With regard to international trade remedies, Christine has assisted clients in both antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
  • Christine has represented companies and individuals in high-profile congressional investigations. Such representations require Christine to work with clients on witness preparation, thoughtful strategy development, and significant document production.
  • Arabic
  • French
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
    cum laude
  • B.A., International Relations, Economics, College of William and Mary
    summa cum laude

Pro Bono

  • Her Pro Bono work has earned Christine recognition from the firm and outside organizations, and has helped improve the situation of immigrants and non-profit organizations. Christine is engaged in multiple DLA Piper initiatives, and serves on the firm's Leadership Alliance for Women.


  • New regulations reinforce CFIUS's expanded role with respect to foreign investments in the United States (January 2020)
  • Treasury Department proposes regulations comprehensively implementing FIRRMA and reforming CFIUS national security review (September 2019)
  • CFIUS pilot program mandates declarations for certain non-controlling investments in critical technologies (October 2018)
  • FIRRMA, reforming CFIUS process, is signed into law (August 2018)
  • Congress finalizes CFIUS reform bill to broaden national security reviews of foreign investments (July 2018)

Media Mentions

Prior Experience

Before her legal career, Christine was a senior associate at a Big Four accounting firm, where she worked as a consultant in its public sector practice. In law school, she achieved a strong academic record and gained legal experience working as law clerk at the Department of Homeland Security and the National Association of the Deaf.