Kuang's practice focuses on export and import controls, with a particular emphasis on economic sanctions as enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

 She advises U.S. and international companies and financial institutions on a broad spectrum of compliance and enforcement matters, including licensing requests, voluntary self-disclosures, internal investigations, and compliance assessments.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Kuang worked as a License Examining Officer at OFAC in its Blocked Assets and Complex Matters licensing section from 2009 to 2012, a period during which major developments occurred in the sanctions environment, including a significant tightening of restrictions against Iran, intensified enforcement of OFAC regulations, and increased cooperation from international allies with U.S. sanctions efforts. Her work required frequent collaboration with the U.S. Department of State to implement sanctions consistent with U.S. foreign policy. 


Pro bono

Advised a Washington, DC, advocacy group on approaches taken by area police departments regarding discrimination on the basis of race, the use of force, and how racial discrimination affects the use of force.

Advised a national advocacy group on the various laws enacted by the 50 states and the District of Columbia with respect to allowing firearms in and near K-12 schools.



Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia

Admitted: Bar of the State of California (inactive)


Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School, 2008

Master of Public Administration, May New York University, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature: Chinese, Brown University, 2001

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