Ruchi Gill advises clients on all aspects of complex national security matters.

Ms. Gill counsels clients around the world on complex US national security regulatory issues involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, and economic sanctions.

She draws on extensive experience representing clients before CFIUS and related national security regulators, including negotiating significant agreements with the US government to protect national security interests while preserving shareholder and business interests.

Ms. Gill also advises clients on legal, policy, and enforcement issues that arise under:

  • Sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the State Department
  • The State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • The Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Ms. Gill’s US government executive and legislative branch experience allows her to provide clients with valuable insight into US national security and foreign relations issues.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Gill served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she advised on legal and oversight matters, legislative activity, and nominations related to US foreign policy and national security for the Committee’s Democratic staff. She also managed a broad range of committee equities in larger legislation, including the US Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and annual defense authorization and appropriations bills.

From 2007 to 2017, Ms. Gill served at the US State Department in various roles, including as an attorney-adviser and special assistant to the Legal Adviser, a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and as an economic officer in Guangzhou, China. She frequently participated in bilateral and multilateral consultations and negotiations, as well as advised on economic sanctions, export controls, foreign sovereign immunity, cyber activity, international arbitration, and treaty negotiation and interpretation. She received numerous State Department awards in recognition of her work. 

Ms. Gill’s experience includes representing:

  • LG Chem, a leading global chemical company, in its successful effort to obtain CFIUS clearance in connection with its acquisition of AVEO Oncology, a commercial stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company
  • US investors and financial institutions in connection with Executive Order 14105 regulating certain outbound investments by US persons
  • Appodeal, a leading publisher-centric app monetization platform, as lender in connection with their US$30 million term loan facility with Vane Finance Technology Inc. The loan agreement included several bespoke financial covenants and compliance provisions, with the loan parties being both foreign and domestic entities
  • An American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances regarding compliance with US and EU sanctions and export controls, along with Russian countermeasures, imposed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022
  • A Canadian public pension fund on compliance with US sanctions and US export controls, in particular as it relates to US, EU, and UK sanctions relating to Russia
  • An American multinational investment bank and financial services company on US, EU, and UK sanctions matters in connection with the banks divestment of a number of investments in Russia
  • Global leaders in the private equity sector on a vast array of export controls and sanctions issues that they and their portfolio companies encounter

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
    magna cum laude
  • BS, Georgetown University, 2006
    cum laude