Allison Hugi is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Hugi advises clients on white collar internal investigations and defense investigations conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Commerce, US Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal agencies as well as compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and other matters involving compliance issues arising from international operations.

She also assists companies in navigating the process of securing national security clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Hugi served as a clerk for Judge David S. Tatel of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. While in law school, Ms. Hugi served as an editor of The University of Chicago Law School Law Review.

In addition to her white collar practice, Ms. Hugi dedicates significant time to various pro bono matters, including assisting humanitarian organizations navigate export controls and economic sanctions regimes as well as representing asylum applicants.

Ms. Hugi’s experience includes:

  • Representing US and non-US clients in connection with US government and internal investigations concerning compliance with trade laws
  • Preparing voluntary disclosures regarding apparent violations of sanctions and export controls regulations administered by OFAC, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Department of State
  • Assisting companies secure government licensing for sales of products to countries subject to US economic and trade sanctions
  • Assisting a major company during a congressional investigation, including by preparing a company executive to testify before a congressional committee
  • Conducting trade controls and FCPA due diligence for M&A transactions

Thought Leadership

  • “Final CFIUS Regulations Implementing FIRRMA Take Effect in February 2020: 10 Key Questions Answered,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (January 2020)
  • “CFIUS Annual Report: 10 Key Takeaways for Calendar Years 2016 and 2017,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (November 2019)

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2018
    High Honors
  • BA in Global Affairs & Political Science, Yale University, 2013
    magna cum laude