She has deep experience advising national and multi-national companies (including Fortune 5) on best practices in the development and delivery of compliance policies and procedures, training, and risk assessments, as well as executing cross-border export, sanctions and anticorruption due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, targeted internal risk assessments, and compliance investigations.
In cases of foreign investment in the United States, Kara advises on the Exon-Florio provisions relating to U.S. national security concerns. She represents companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and also assists clients in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) as may be required by CFIUS or U.S. national industrial security regulations.
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Co-Chair, Cuba Practice, Chambers Latin America Guide, Corporate/Commercial: International Firms, (Band 3), 2018
•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Awards, 2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Steering Committee, Aerospace & Defense Industries Committee, Section of International Law and Practice (2014-2015)
•Member, National Security Committee
•Vice Chair, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Section of International Law and Practice (2010-2011)
•Member, Association of Women in International Trade
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, International Law Section
•Member, International Bar Association, Anti-Corruption Interest Group and Women's Interest Group
•Member, Society for International Affairs
•Outside General Counsel to ALESA (American League for Export and Security Assistance - members include major multinational aerospace and defense companies)
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