Ms Abigail Cotterill > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


Abby Cotterill is Of Counsel in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s International Trade and National Security Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office. Abby regularly provides legal advice to companies, financial institutions, and private equity sponsors on the regulatory and other risks of operating or investing across international borders.

Abby focuses her practice on international trade and anticorruption compliance and investigations. She has broad experience on matters involving the economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the export controls administered under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations(ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and anticorruption compliance counseling in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act(FCPA).

Abby routinely advises clients on economic sanctions, export controls, and anticorruption risk assessments, designs and tests international trade and anticorruption compliance programs, conducts third party due diligence, performs internal compliance audits and investigations, and represents clients in front of OFAC, BIS, DDTC, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Her experience extends across industry sectors (e.g., energy, technology, industrials, airline, and finance) and geographies (e.g., Asia, Latin America, and Africa).

She is an active member of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.


Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2011; Yale University, B.A., Anthropology, cum laude, 2007.