Alexis is senior counsel in Akin Gump’s international trade practice. Her practice focuses on economic and trade sanctions laws and the application of those laws as well as other international trade laws to transactional matters. With her deep knowledge of fund structures, Alexis handles complex investor- and investment-related challenges related to Russia and other sanctions programs. Alexis also focuses on addressing sanctions and other trade-related concerns in special situations transactions, counseling clients seeking to acquire, divest and/or restructure their investments, businesses and liabilities. Prior to joining the firm, Alexis was an R. Michael Gadbaw Fellow in General Electric’s International Law and Policy Group. She gained familiarity with sanctions and export controls and implementation of compliance mechanisms to effectively mitigate against such risks.