Joanna Anyanwu is an associate located in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and international trade, including sanctions and export controls. She has experience assisting clients through all phases of the litigation lifecycle. She also has experience advising clients on compliance with US sanctions and export controls laws and regulations administered by the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Joanna also has experience conducting due diligence in transactional matters and assisting in matters related to customs.
Joanna is actively involved in pro-bono initiatives at the Firm, including wrongful conviction, post-conviction relief, and prisoner's rights litigation. Joanna is also involved in the Africa Interest Group and Business & Human Rights Group at the Firm.
In law school, Joanna served as a student-attorney in the Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. Prior to law school, Joanna was a fellow in the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and in the US Department of State's Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations.