Education & Background

Shahroo Yazdani has been a trade professional for nearly a decade, specializing in international import and export regulations. Prior to joining Price Benowitz as of-counsel, Shahroo started her career at boutique DC law firm where she specialized in sanctions law. She then moved to Amazon and most recently to Amazon’s subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she focused on import and export laws and international regulations.

With a passion for trade law, Shahroo specializes in all matters relating to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) including but not limited to: advising on OFAC and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance, building out corporate compliance programs, assisting with civil forfeitures, OFAC whistleblowing, and de-listing procedures.

Shahroo is a Maryland native and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. She continued her education at American University’s Washington College of Law and Université Paris Nanterre where she specialized in European and International Trade Law while contributing to human rights work with Senator Lincoln Diaz Balart on Capitol Hill. After finishing law school, Shahroo worked on various human rights projects including at the World Bank as a consultant on the potential cultural rights implications of a Chinese mining project in Afghanistan.

When she’s not working for her clients, Shahroo is an avid hiker and a terrible artist who can usually  be found at the DC galleries, admiring the work of much better artists.