Joanna Ritcey-Donohue advises clients on the most complex of international business risks. Joanna’s extensive experience with both corporate and government enforcement matters enable clients to have confidence in challenging circumstances.

She has decades of experience helping clients navigate the regulatory and enforcement challenges posed by economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-boycott, and import control laws and regulations. Joanna’s ability to successfully defend clients’ interests and find creative solutions relates in no small part to her unique, multi-faceted experiences in the Washington, DC area, including NCAA Division I athletics, the U.S. Congress, public relations, the UN, and finally as an international law attorney.

She represents clients with respect to various of the national security agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); U.S. Department of State; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Joanna also regularly advises clients on disclosures to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding global risks.

Joanna has represented clients in proceedings before U.S. regulatory agencies, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of International Trade.

Joanna has worked continuously on a variety of pro bono matters since she began the practice of law, but has a special focus in asylum matters related to her work with the UN.