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Kimberly Stietz helps solve client's toughest global challenges by providing strategic advice and counseling at the intersection of law and policy. Her practice is concentrated on complex public policy challenges with a particular focus on business and human rights. Ms. Stietz has developed an expertise on import restrictions levied by the U.S. Custom’s and Border Protection related to forced labor and routinely advises clients on existing and anticipated Work Release Orders. She also actively monitors human rights legislation on Capitol Hill and assists companies in supply chain mapping to identify risks and associated due diligence measures. As an active member of the Africa practice and her time living and working on the continent in prior years, Ms. Stietz has specialized experience advising clients doing business in Africa.

  • Representation of a global pharmaceutical company facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical distribution company in a civil investigation.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of a nurse practitioner facing Controlled Substances Act and money laundering charges.
  • Representation of African non-profit organizations on corporate structure, tax, and employment matters.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Constitution Society
  • American Society of International Law

Previous Experience

  • African Development Bank, consultant (2016)
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection Hotline Coordinator (2016)
  • Special Assistant to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (2010)
  • Director of International Public Policy for a non-profit focused on conflict and development in Africa (2005-2009)
  • Legislative Correspondent, Senator Russell D. Feingold (2004-2005)