Kristina Zissis

Counsel, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Kristina Zissis advises on international trade regulatory and compliance matters. She is based in the firm's Washington, DC office.

In her practice, Kristina counsels US and non-US financial institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations regarding compliance with US economic sanctions and export control rules administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury, the US Department of State and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce. She provides guidance regarding compliance with sanctions and embargoes targeting countries such as Iran, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, North Korea and Russia, including advice on corporate due diligence, compliance policies and licensing matters.

Kristina also represents clients in US antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases, including administrative proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, and related appeals to US courts, NAFTA bi-national panels and WTO panels. She also works with clients on US AD audits.

During law school, Kristina worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the US International Trade Commission, the Office of the Chief Counsel for Export Administration at the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the General Counsel at the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of International Trade
Education
JD
American University, Washington College of Law
MA
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
BA
Johns Hopkins University
Languages
English
French
Swedish

Experience

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers, International Trade and Finance Law