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Miranda R. Carnes focuses her practice on navigating cross-border disputes and compliance, including international litigation and arbitration, International Trade regulation, and public international law. In International Trade matters, she counsels clients on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, and customs matters. She advises clients on a range of economic sanctions and export controls issues, including those arising under sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

In international litigation matters, Miranda represents clients in U.S. proceedings to obtain discovery for use in foreign litigations and to enforce (or defend against the enforcement of) foreign judgments and arbitration awards. She also represents clients before OFAC and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in connection with cross-border criminal investigations. These proceedings generally have a Latin America focus.

Finally, Miranda helps advise governments on matters raising issues of public international law, including international humanitarian law, the law of the sea, and obligations that arise from multilateral and bilateral treaties.



  • English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Garcia-Robles Commission, 2019-2020
  • Student Attorney, International Human Rights Law Clinic, 2022-2023
  • Senior Research Associate, Lawyering Peace Program, 2022-2023
  • Myer’s Fellow and Classroom Dean’s Fellow, Legal Rhetoric Department, 2021-2023
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Litigation, 2021
  • Legal Intern, Mil Mujeres Legal Services, 2021


  • J.D., magna cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2023
    • Order of the Coif
    • Senior Federal Circuit Editor, American University Law Review
  • B.S., Georgetown University, 2019
  • District of Columbia
  • Spanish, Conversational