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Lauren Talerman


Lauren Talerman is a counsel in the international trade practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Based in Dubai, Lauren provides compliance counseling on export controls, economic sanctions and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to geographically and industry-diverse clients. In addition, Lauren advises clients in conducting internal investigations into their compliance with U.S. international trade controls, including economic sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. export controls such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Lauren also assists clients facing government investigations and enforcement actions concerning the FCPA. Further, Lauren counsels clients in connection with proposed transactions and business relationships by conducting due diligence and drafting compliance-specific provisions for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate and financial transactions. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Lauren was an associate in the white collar investigations and sanctions and export controls practice of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she worked on numerous bet-the-company cases and advised clients on critical issues such as sanctions delisting. 

She also worked as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) counterterrorism analyst for a defense contractor; a field officer in Iraq and foreign affairs officer in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction; and as a legal intern in the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Lauren holds a JD from the American University Washington College of Law (summa cum laude, 2015) and a BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, City University of New York (summa cum laude, 2008). Lauren’s subject areas/regions of experience include: International Trade; Export Controls and Economic Sanctions; Anti-bribery/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Global Investigations and Compliance; National Security; Aerospace and Defense; Pro Bono; Middle East; Asia; and Latin America.

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