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Daily Journal Names Arent Fox Partner Marwa Hassoun to 2021 ‘Top Women Lawyers’

Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that National Security Partner Marwa Hassoun has been named among the 2021 “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal as a result of her impressive track record of success on behalf of clients, her role as a mentor within the firm, and her impact on the overall legal profession.

The Daily Journal’s feature on Marwa’s practice details her national security and international-trade work, highlighting a recent matter that deals with a large compliance audit of a European company with US and offshore regulatory issues, as well as how the pandemic has shifted the way some of these investigations are being handled – virtually as opposed to on-site – and the challenges that imposes.

Ms. Hassoun has a unique practice that is focused on assisting clients with compliance of civilian and military export controls, economic sanctions, and antiboycott regulations. She advises US and non-US companies, universities, and other entities on risk management, audits, and investigations involving alleged criminal and civil breaches of US trade control laws and government enforcement actions. She also assists clients with voluntary and directed disclosures, jurisdiction and classification determinations, obtaining export authorizations, and associated work related to various government agencies, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Census Bureau, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

“Marwa Hassoun’s solid leadership of Arent Fox’s International Trade practice on the west coast, as well as being co-leader of the firmwide National Security Practice, builds on the respect, trust, and confidence our partners and clients have in her, so it is no surprise to us that the Daily Journal recognized her among the top women lawyers in California,” said Aaron H. Jacoby, Los Angeles Managing Partner. “She puts her clients at ease by demonstrating a superb ability to guide them through complicated government agencies and in various international trade and national security matters across the country.”

The Daily Journal publishes their “Top Women Lawyers” list annually to recognize outstanding leadership in the legal profession in California.

Arent Fox LLP advocates for women lawyers’ leadership firm wide, across industries, and within our community. We aim to promote professional development and foster business connections. The firm is dedicated to promoting its women lawyers through the Women’s Initiative, AFWomen. This commitment is reflected in the initiative’s three pillars, “Lead. Develop. Connect.”

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Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 430 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.

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