Judith A. Lee is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. Ms. Lee practices in the areas of international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions and embargoes, and export controls.
Ms. Lee was selected by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an international Leading Lawyer for USA International Trade in 2013. She was also ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Leading International Trade Lawyer in Export Controls, Economic Sanctions, and FCPA in its Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012. Chambers and Partners also selected Ms. Lee as a Leading International Trade Lawyer in 2007 – 2014 in its Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business Guide and she is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® guides for 2006 – 2015. She is included in The International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers for 2009 – 2013 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2012. Ms. Lee is also included in Euromoney's 2007 and 2008 “Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers,” U.S. Section. In 2006, Ms. Lee was named by theWashington Business Journal as one of the Best Lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area for International Trade and Finance Law and has been named continually over the years by The Washington Post as one of Washington D.C.'s Super Lawyers. Ms. Lee was most recently chosen by the Ethisphere Institute as one of two of the 2013 “Attorneys Who Matter” in the field of Trade/Export Compliance, on the basis of counsel “who are best prepared to handle any issue around their particular specialty.” She was also named as a Top Attorney by DC Magazine in 2010.
Ms. Lee is a member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. Lee received her law degree in 1987 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary and her bachelor of arts in 1984 from Mount Holyoke College, where she studied Chinese and politics. In 1983 and 1984, she attended Donghai University in Taiwan, where she studied Chinese language, culture and politics. Ms. Lee is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is a member of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Diversity Committee.