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Jocelyn Steiner

Attorney Advisor

Jocelyn A. Steiner is an Attorney Advisor, International in the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce.  Ms. Steiner is the liaison for CLDP’s portfolio in Afghanistan, and she advises on legal reform matters related to the extractives and telecommunications industries, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and customs and international trade law.

Ms. Steiner comes to CLDP with over ten years of private, international legal experience.  Most recently, Ms. Steiner advised clients on matters related to copyrights, trademarks and employment law issues at an intellectual property boutique law firm based in Reston, Virginia.  She also practiced law at a private firm in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for three years, where she performed complex international corporate transactional work, for both international and domestic clients, in the mining, banking, securities, aircraft leasing, oil & gas, and retail sales industries.  Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Steiner practiced as an associate in the Washington, DC office of Alston & Bird, where her practice focused on white-collar criminal defense, internal and government investigations, and civil litigation related to antitrust issues, export regulations, corporate compliance, anti-corruption, contracts and tort law.

Ms. Steiner received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she also served as an editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law (formerly Law & Policy in International Business).  Prior to law school, Ms. Steiner served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Uzbekistan from 1998 to 2000.  She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the State of Georgia.