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Sonali Dohale

Sonali Dohale focuses her practice on international trade regulation and compliance, including matters related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), sanctions programs imposed by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. import and customs laws. She also assists companies engaged in cross-border mergers and acquisitions with Exon-Florio filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Prior to entering private practice, Sonali served as a law clerk in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, where she researched and drafted decisions regarding a variety of health and safety issues arising under the Mine Act.



  • Representation of the asset management unit of Seoul, Korea-based Mirae Asset Financial Group before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in obtaining CFIUS clearance within the statutory minimum CFIUS 45-day review period for Mirae’s $5.8 billion acquisition of a 15-hotel portfolio in the United States from Anbang Insurance Group Co--the single-highest price tag for an overseas alternative investment by a Korean company. The luxury hotels include JW Marriott Essex House New York, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Montage Laguna Beach, Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Hotel Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Four Seasons Arizona, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, InterContinental Chicago, InterContinental Miami, and The Westin St. Francis San Francisco.
  • Attorney Advisor, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Office of Administrative Law Judges, 2012-2015
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Litigation, Special Litigation and Projects Division, 2011
  • Water Treatment Intern, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, 2008
  • Civil Engineering Intern, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, 2006-2007

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, DC Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2020


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2012
    • Development Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
    • Member, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
    • Member, Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The George Washington University, 2009
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin