• Melanie has substantial experience and success advocating for clients before the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including proactively seeking authorization for clients to engage in certain activities and assisting clients in enforcement actions.
  • Melanie assists clients in developing and improving internal compliance controls, including designing and implementing compliance policies and procedures, providing training on regulatory obligations, and advising on new regulatory challenges.
  • With regard to international trade compliance, Melanie advises clients on export control and anti-boycott obligations under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Melanie brings clarity to clients dealing with this complex regulatory framework by achieving a strong understanding of each client’s business and providing succinct and relevant advice.
  • Melanie has represented companies on implementing strategies to advocate before Congress and the Executive branch, including before the Departments of State and Commerce, on policy, legislation, and appropriations issues affecting their business interests.