Marina Mekheil, Associate Attorney
Marina began her career as an attorney with CBP’s Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings Directorate, where she advised the U.S. Government on customs matters concerning advanced rulings, litigation proceedings, and customs law trainings. Today she uses this background to help best navigate the complex waters of import regulations. With a broad understanding of the inner workings of Customs she advises best practice risk mitigating strategies to ensure proper compliance, and protect clients from costly fines, and penalties. Having attended law school at American University, she maintains her Washington D.C. ties. Beyond thankful for her tenure in D.C, she relishes in the opportunity to be back home in Texas. Since entering private practice, she has parlayed her experience with Customs and the Department of the Treasury to help better serve her trade clients . She is fluent beyond English with Arabic business communication skills.
While in law school, Marina interned at various federal agencies, including the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Interagency Center on Trade Implementation, Monitoring, and Enforcement and the Department of Commerce’s Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce. All of which afforded her great experience in the finer points of international trade and the mechanisms which drive global commerce.
In her free time, Marina loves to travel, and try new unique restaurants when possible.
“U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Sudan,” Human Rights Brief, February 21, 2017.
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2019
B.A. University of Texas at Dallas, Cum Laude, 2015
District of Columbia