Owens, Inessa M 55271

Inessa Owens

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Inessa Owens is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office and a member of the International Trade Practice Group. She focuses on assisting clients with all aspects of compliance related to US economic sanctions, export controls, and antiboycott laws.

Practice Focus

Inessa's practice focuses on international trade compliance. She advises clients on US export controls and international trade sanctions, including the Export Administration Regulations, anti-boycott rules, and economic sanctions administered by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, including those targeting Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Russia. She has worked with clients in diverse industries that include finance, pharmaceuticals, and energy. Inessa has experience preparing submissions such as license applications, disclosures, and classification requests on behalf of clients to the US government. She also provides sanctions compliance advice and counseling to clients in the context of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, and distribution agreements.

Professional Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star for Washington, DC, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Member


  • District of Columbia (2011)
  • New York (2010)


  • American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.) (2009)
  • Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.) (2004)


  • English
  • French
  • Russian