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LL.M., Environmental & Energy Law, Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., Touro Law Center

B.A., Political Science
American University of Beirut

Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia



As an Associate, Ziad El Oud advises clients on matters involving legal compliance and civil and criminal enforcement of U.S. sanctions, export controls, and customs matters.

Mr. El Oud’s professional experience in trade compliance matters complements his focused legal training in a wide range of regulatory matters such as environmental and intellectual property law, giving him broad perspective on regulatory law. He supports the firm’s work on sanctions and customs matters, as well as enforcement cases relating to those issues and export control issues.

Prior to joining Akrivis, Mr. Oud worked on an FCPA matter at a major law firm, as well as investigations and litigation matters. He has also handled corporate legal matters in-house. During his LLM and JD programs, he was an intern at the Georgetown Climate Center and at the Brooklyn Defenders Services, respectively.

Mr. El Oud was raised in the UAE, where he attended an international school.