Areas of Practice
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2015, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Holthusen-Schindler Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 2009
  • L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2008
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Claire Blakey

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8107
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Claire Blakey is an associate in Steptoe's Washington office where she is a member of the International Trade & Investment and the International Regulation and Compliance Groups. Ms. Blakey’s practice focuses on a variety of international trade matters, including US antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, and disputes arising under the agreements of the World Trade Organization. She also advises clients on customs issues and economic sanctions compliance, and she has experience representing companies in investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and sanctions procedures in World Bank-financed projects.

Ms. Blakey is also active in Steptoe’s pro bono program, through which she assisted in drafting an amicus brief on behalf of the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center in the Fisher v. University of Texas case before the US Supreme Court. She also represents tenants facing eviction through DC’s Housing Right to Counsel Pilot Project, and counsels survivors of human trafficking in immigration matters.

While in law school, Ms. Blakey was a legal intern with the US Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section, where she assisted in False Claims Act litigation. She also worked as a judicial intern for Judge Shira A. Scheindlin at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before entering law school, Ms. Blakey worked in the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC, for its Human Development Network, as well at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Selected Publications