Lamine Hardaway

Lamine is an Associate in our growing International Trade practice.
Lamine Hardaway, Associate, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Lamine's experience across several fields makes him a great asset to the team. Lamine’s practice is focused on US economic sanctions and export controls. In addition to his international trade work, Lamine served on a team formed by the New York State Department of Financial Services appointed Independent Consultant for Crédit Agricole, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, to assess its anti-money laundering and economic sanctions programs.

Previous Work

Lamine comes to Arent Fox from HSBC Bank, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, where he held roles as Vice President of Global Sanctions Investigations and Policy & Governance.  Before that, Lamine was an associate in the D.C. office of an international law firm, as a member of the global, white collar investigations team. Lamine also brings a wealth of government experience.

After law school, he joined the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control as a Sanctions Investigator and later as an Attorney-Advisor.  During law school, Lamine was a FOIA Analyst at the US Department of State.  While at the US Department of State, Lamine also held Foreign Service internships at the US Embassy in Paris, France as well as the US Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil, working on an array of international economic issues, including work on WTO Dispute Settlement related to the US/Brazil cotton dispute

Professional Activities

Lamine is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Lamine co-authored an article on US export controls for The Current: The Journal of PLI Press titled "Sturm and Lots of Drang: The First Year of Economic Sanctions Under the Trump Administration" (Winter 2018). He also co-authored an article on US export controls for The Current: The Journal of PLI Press titled "The Chaotic World of U.S. Economic Sanctions in 2018: A Summary of the Main Changes and Key Takeaways" (Winter 2019). 

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  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • US District Court, Southern District of New York
    • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Education
    Goethe Universitat
    The George Washington University Law School
    The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
    University of Maryland