Matt Lapin is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney with over 15 years of in-house, law firm and government experience, focused on export controls, economic sanctions, corporate and government ethics and compliance programs and internal investigations.

Representative Experience

  • Developed government agency’s internal investigations program.
  • Created/managed international trade program at a global industrial company.
  • Investigated/settled export controls/sanctions violation disclosures for aerospace/defense contractors.
  • Acted as regional compliance counsel for Russia, Canada and Middle East affiliates of medical products and biopharmaceutical companies.

Civic Involvement

  • Collaborate to Impact, Board President
  • Breakthrough Montessori School, Board Member

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Society for International Affairs, Committee Chair
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Member


American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

  • cum laude
  • International Law Review, Civil Clinic

University of California, Irvine

  • cum laude

Previous Experience

  • Export-Import Bank of the United States, Administrative Counsel
  • The Linde Group, Counsel for Global Trade
  • Compliance Source International, Managing Director


  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)

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