Megan A. Gajewski Barnhill

Partner – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

1155 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 1 484-345-0020

Megan Gajewski Barnhill counsels foreign and domestic clients on regulatory matters related to international business transactions.  Specifically, she advises clients on regulatory issues related to international trade, including U.S. export controls, trade sanctions, antiboycott, and registration and reporting under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Ms. Barnhill regularly advises clients on issues related to U.S. export controls administered by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security.

Ms. Barnhill has experience conducting due diligence reviews and compliance audits, drafting comprehensive compliance programs, drafting license and agreement applications, preparing commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, preparing voluntary disclosures, responding to government requests for information and administrative subpoenas, and assisting in day-to-day compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and with export controls on nuclear activities and materials administered by the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • Virginia, 2008


  • American University, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Clemson University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005


  • “International Trade Due Diligence: Protecting the Value of Your Transaction,” Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 61, April 2013 (co-authored with Susan Kovarovics, Michael Mellen and Christina Zanette)

Speeches and Seminars

  • Panelist, “Doing Business with the EU: What Virginia Companies and Their Lawyers Need to Know.” June 25, 2014, Virginia CLE
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