Alana Toabe is an International Trade associate focusing on economic sanctions, export controls, and antiboycott regulations, including those administered by the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the US Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Alana advises clients in a wide range of industries on compliance with US comprehensive primary, secondary, and sectoral sanctions in their global business dealings. She represents clients in obtaining OFAC and BIS licenses, advises on compliance risks in mergers & acquisitions, and develops sanctions and export controls compliance programs. Alana also provides export controls compliance advice, such as classifications and licensing requirements under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Beyond compliance guidance, Alana supports clients in conducting internal investigations, as well as preparing Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSDs) and responses to government agencies.
Alana is also a member of the Firm's Business and Human Rights group. She is actively involved in pro bono initiatives on issues such as climate change mitigation and regularly contributes to the Firm's publications and client outreach.
During law school, Alana served as an international trade policy analyst at the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University Law Center, developing WTO-compliant drafting guidelines for a US carbon pricing system. She was the President of the Georgetown Art Law Association, actively engaging in the international fields of cultural heritage law, art law, and historic preservation. She also served as Notes Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
A Stimulating Education: The Ethical Implications of Prescription Stimulant Abuse by Law Students, 30:4 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 1037 (2017).