Carla Gharibian represents clients in complex investor-state and commercial arbitrations, with a particular focus on public international law and treaty-based claims. She also advises clients on international trade issues, including compliance counseling. Carla is currently counseling clients on compliance with state and local regulations in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Carla has represented clients in international arbitrations under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rules. Her experience spans a wide range of disputes, including contract and treaty-based claims as well as claims under foreign laws.
In addition, Carla has advised clients on economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. Her experience in this area includes providing guidance on a variety of export and sanctions-related risks in proposed transactions.
While in law school, Carla served in the East Bay Community Law Center and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, which provide pro bono legal services to the Bay Area. During this time she worked on a variety of matters, including asylum proceedings and criminal records remedies.
- University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 2017; Articles Editor, California Law Review); University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. in English 2012; B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2012; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Susan Illston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (Fall 2016)