Sina Kimiagar

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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New Hampshire Avenue Northwest 1333
Washington 20036 DC US

Sina Kimiagar is an associate in the international trade practice. Mr. Kimiagar advises U.S. and international clients in a variety of sectors—including aerospace, defense, commercial space, high technology, finance, energy, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and logistics—on compliance with a range of international trade laws and regulations, including export control laws (Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), U.S. economic sanctions, as administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Mr. Kimiagar received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School. He also completed a summer program in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, with a focus on international human rights issues for multinational corporations in the global marketplace.

Mr. Kimiagar earned his B.A. from the University of Southern California in political science and East Asian languages and cultures. He also studied Japanese language and culture at Tokyo International University.

Representative Work:

  • Representative trade matters include:
    • conducting global internal investigations for various clients, including drafting disclosures regarding violations of export control law and U.S. sanctions programs
      analyzing the impact of U.S. sanctions on various cross-border transactions and activity, particularly in light of recent developments with Russia, Cuba and Iran, and drafting related license applications to OFAC
    • conducting risk assessment and due diligence regarding sanctions, export controls, anticorruption and other trade-related matters in connection to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions
    • preparing filings for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
    • advising multinational companies and international nongovernmental organizations conducting humanitarian activities in conflict zones on export control and sanctions matters
    • analyzing the commodity jurisdiction and classification of a variety of items for clients under the ITAR and EAR, and assisting clients in obtaining export authorization
    • assisting clients with developing and implementing general and specific export compliance programs and enhancements, and drafting related policies, procedures, manuals and training materials


  • Mr. Kimiagar is involved in various pro bono matters, including for international nonprofit organizations operating in conflict zones and countries that present unique export control and sanctions related risks.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2016
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2011

Bar Admissions:

  • California


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