Ekaterina (Katya) Hazard is a Director at FIN. Prior to joining FIN, she was a Senior Associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Clifford Chance. For nearly ten years at Clifford Chance, Katya has developed extensive expertise in advising clients on compliance with all aspects of trade-related regulations, such as OFAC sanctions, anti-corruption, AML and anti-boycott. She has assisted with and led numerous cross-border investigations of multi-national businesses for alleged violations of these regulations, summarizing findings in internal reports and voluntary disclosures to U.S. regulators. She also regularly conducted large-scale risk assessments and due diligence reviews, advised on strengthening policies and procedures and other remedial measures and delivered numerous trainings related to the regulatory compliance by both U.S. and foreign businesses.
While at Clifford Chance she was first seconded to a major financial institution and then to a top global technology company assisting them in developing sanctions-related compliance practices and training the relevant staff.
Being born and raised in Russia, Katya often uses her bilingual skills in all aspects of her practice. Katya received her JD with the highest distinction from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She also received an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar.