Overview

Ms. Plochocki has experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes, including financial services, contract, and fraud litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions.  Ms. Plochocki devises and executes strategies to recover assets through U.S. courts on behalf of multinational financial institutions, international investors and foreign corporations.  Her practice also includes the management of reputation, risk, and relationships with U.S. and European financial institutions, as well as advising individuals and corporations on compliance with U.S. import and export control laws, including sanctions regimes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.  She regularly counsels international clients on potential U.S. civil and criminal liability. Ms. Plochocki was selected by Washington DC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2017) in International Law.

Additionally, for three months, Ms. Plochocki worked as a foreign legal consultant on secondment at King & Wood Mallesons LLP, a multinational law firm headquartered in Hong Kong.  Ms. Plochocki split her time between the Beijing and Shanghai offices, where she consulted on Chinese litigation and arbitration matters, and advised Chinese financial institutions and corporations on U.S. compliance laws, including the FCPA, U.S. sanctions, and the PATRIOT Act. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Trustee, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Experience

  • Intern, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Associate, Washington office of International Law Firm
  • Associate, Washington office of National Law Firm

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Saudi Arabian corporation in seeking recovery for losses arising out of international bribery scheme
  • Representation of multiple investors in complex civil litigation arising out of securities fraud committed by Venezuelan financier
  • Representation of Saudi Arabian conglomerate in civil litigation concerning complex financial service fraud totaling in excess of $10 billion
  • Representation of numerous companies and individuals, both in the U.S. and abroad, in connection with various matters including investigations by U.S. law enforcement and regulatory agencies
  • Representation of Hungarian steel company in 1782 discovery efforts
  • Representation of Guantanamo detainee in habeas petition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Representation of physicians as amicus curiae against physician participation in carrying out the death penalty
  • Provided counsel to international publishing house on compliance with U.S. export laws and sanctions regimes
  • Successfully appealed the removal of an SES federal employee before the Merit Systems Protection Board

Publications & Events

In the News

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2007), Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law
  • Barnard College of Columbia University (B.A., cum laude, 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and D.C. Circuits