Ms. Plochocki is an experienced advocate who focuses her practice on complex transnational disputes, both at the trial and appellate levels. Her matters have included high-profile, multi-jurisdictional financial frauds and insolvencies, in which she has represented investors, individual executives, and corporations. Ms. Plochocki has expertise in the extraterritorial application of U.S. law and jurisdiction, and regularly counsels international clients on potential U.S. civil and criminal liability. She has successfully defended clients from allegations of material support for terrorism and achieved favorable resolutions for clients facing exposure to liability for business and financial activities conducted abroad. In recognition of her excellence in the field of International Law, Ms. Plochocki was selected as a Washington DC “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. 

Ms. Plochocki also has a proven track record in international judgment enforcement and asset recovery. She has prevailed in contested applications for evidence for use in foreign proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 and won recognition of disputed international arbitral awards. Ms. Plochocki’s practice also includes 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.

Ms. Plochocki also specializes in extradition law and regularly advises on proceedings in the UK and other Commonwealth countries. She has provided expert opinions in extradition proceedings and counseled sovereign governments on the interpretation bilateral extradition treaties. 

In addition to her international practice, Ms. Plochocki has represented individuals in connection with congressional and law enforcement investigations relating to high-profile political scandals.

Ms. Plochocki has worked in multiple jurisdictions; in 2016, she was seconded to a top global law firm in Beijing and Shanghai, 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


  • Associate, Washington office of International Law Firm
  • Associate, Washington office of National Law Firm

Representative Matters

  • Obtained recognition of $24.5 million arbitral award on behalf of Hong Kong corporation against Tajik state-owned enterprise
  • Representation of Brazilian executive against fraud action by U.S. securities firm and obtained dismissal of lawsuit
  • Representation of Saudi Arabian corporation in seeking recovery for losses arising out of international bribery scheme
  • Representation of investors, corporations, and individuals in applications to obtain evidence from banks and investment firms in the United States for use in legal proceedings abroad
  • 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 individual in connection with defamation claims against national publications concerning allegations of involvement in Russia scandal
  • Represent U.S. citizen journalist in lawsuit against U.S. government challenging his placement on the “Kill List” without due process

  • Represent Afghan detainee in habeas proceedings seeking release from detention in Guantanamo Bay under law of armed conflict

  • Provided counsel to major non-U.S. mobile network on compliance with U.S. export laws and sanctions regimes
  • Authored amicus brief on behalf of national education organization in action by schoolchildren alleging that Detroit Public Schools violated their constitutional right to access to education
  • Co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of medical ethics organization seeking disclosure of the identity of the doctor who conducted and botched the execution of an inmate on death row
  • Successfully appealed the removal of an SES federal employee before the Merit Systems Protection Board

Publications & Events

In the News


  • 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. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and D.C. Circuits