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Juliana Laurello has worked in our Amsterdam and Washington, D.C. offices, representing domestic and international clients in a broad range of litigation and commercial matters. As a cross-border litigator, she has advised on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution (including issues relating to foreign sovereign immunity) and complex commercial litigation. Juliana has broad experience negotiating and drafting contracts for international clients, and she routinely advises and advocates on behalf of foreign governments on national security policy and foreign affairs issues involving Congress and the administration.

Juliana also regularly counsels clients on the full spectrum of compliance issues, including the development and execution of comprehensive compliance procedures and plans. She serves as the firm’s primary attorney on advice and counsel relating to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).


  • Commercial litigation
  • International litigation
  • Business disputes litigation



  • Deposed plaintiff and drafted summary judgment motion on behalf of financial services client resulting in dismissal of five-count complaint involving alleged wrongful foreclosure and consumer protection claims (D.C. Super. Ct. 2012).
  • Drafted motion for judgment on the pleadings as to common law wrongful termination claim based on adequate statutory remedy, 2013 WL 6157266 (D. Or. 2013).
  • Drafted motion for partial summary judgment on behalf of commercial client for breach of contract (D. Md. 2013).
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment motion on behalf of financial services client involving Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, 2012 WL 37396 (D. Md. Jan. 5, 2012).
  • Drafted appeal brief affirming dismissal of discrimination claims on mootness grounds, 442 Fed. App’x. 71 (4th Cir. 2011), cert. denied (U.S. Jan. 6, 2012).
  • Drafted motion to dismiss appeal, defending district court judgment (D.C. Cir. 2011).
  • Resolved multiple consumer and commercial matters at formal mediations and settlement conferences.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • Diplôme Supérieur, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
  • M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., Wellesley College
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • French