Washington, DC


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 issues.

Mr. El Oud’s experience counseling on trade compliance and administrative enforcement 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 primarily represents and advises Akrivis clients on sanctions, export controls, and customs matters, including regulatory compliance and licensing as well as enforcement cases relating, the latter including both civil enforcement and white collar defense.

Prior to joining Akrivis, Mr. Oud worked on an FCPA matter at a major law firm, as well as on 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 Abu Dhabi, where he attended an international school, and has studied and worked in Lebanon, where he taught at various universities.