Tal Machnes' practice focuses on international trade and national security, as well as white collar, intellectual property, and securities enforcement. She has represented a wide range of individuals and companies across the financial, manufacturing, communications, energy, and technology sectors through all phases of litigation, including at trial and on appeal, as well as in navigating complex regulatory questions and in government and internal investigations. In particular, Ms. Machnes regularly advises clients on US trade sanctions and export controls, including rapidly changing developments involving Russia/Ukraine, Iran, Belarus, and Burma. She has conducted internal investigations for both commercial and government contractor clients, and has assisted clients in responding to government requests for information and developing strategies to deal with law enforcement and national security agencies. Through her pro bono work, she has obtained orders of protection for survivors of domestic violence, secured equal public education services for New York City children, and represented immigrants seeking asylum status in the United States. Ms. Machnes is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where she was as an articles editor for the George Washington Law Review and a participant in the school's International Human Rights Clinic.