Kristina Arianina represents clients in internal and government investigations, commercial litigation, and international arbitration. Her government investigation practice focuses on US and international economic sanctions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Kristina helps foreign financial institutions ensure compliance with US and multilateral economic sanctions related to Ukraine and targeting specific countries, such as Iran, Sudan, and Syria. Kristina’s practice focuses on internal investigations of potential violations, counseling on due diligence best practices, and enforcement actions.
Kristina’s litigation practice covers all aspects of trial and appellate work from drafting pleadings and pre-trial motions to appellate briefs in a wide range of subject matters, including common law torts and contracts, speech and defamation, and personal jurisdiction. Her arbitration experience includes commercial proceedings under the rules of UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitration panels.
Kristina has extensive writing experience. Before joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins on the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the state’s highest court. While in law school, Kristina served as an executive comments and notes editor for Maryland Law Review, was a student author herself and worked as a writing fellow in the legal writing program. Kristina graduated second in her class at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Recipient of Judge W. Calvin Chestnut Prize and John L. Thomas Graduation Award, 2012
- Wilmington University, B.S., Legal Studies, 2008
- Wilmington University, M.S., Public Administration, 2004
- Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), undergraduate study in Translation and Interpretation, 2000
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