Areas of Practice
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007, Order of the Coif, Comments Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, Peter Rodino Scholar
  • Drew University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • Solicitor, England & Wales

Anthony Rapa

Of Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8120
FAX: +1 202 429 3902
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Anthony Rapa is of counsel in Steptoe's Washington office, where he is a member of the International Regulation & Compliance Group.

Mr. Rapa is significantly engaged in the practice of international regulatory compliance, focusing on economic sanctions.  His sanctions practice includes matters arising under US, EU, and UK economic sanctions regimes, including sanctions related to Russia and Iran.  He has extensive experience with counseling clients on complex cross-border transactions, conducting global internal investigations, development of corporate sanctions compliance policies, conducting regulatory due diligence in support of international transactions, and submission of voluntary disclosures and license applications to the Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Mr. Rapa has assisted clients in the energy, financial, and defense industries, and previously was seconded to a large international bank.

Mr. Rapa’s international regulatory compliance practice further includes matters arising under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as similar EU and UK regulatory regimes.

Additionally, Mr. Rapa is active in Steptoe’s government contracts practice, assisting in the representation of clients in protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Mr. Rapa’s arbitration experience includes the representation of clients in cross-border arbitration proceedings administered by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  He also has represented investors seeking recovery from a state in proceedings brought pursuant to bilateral investment treaties, which were determined by International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunals.

Mr. Rapa supports Steptoe’s pro bono efforts, successfully representing a client seeking asylum in the US and assisting with the submission of amicus briefs filed to the US Supreme Court.

Mr. Rapa previously practiced in Steptoe's London office, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.


  • Global Investigations Review, "40 Under 40," 2017 

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, National Security Committee, International Law Section
    • Litigation Section