Ama A Adams is a litigation and government enforcement partner at Ropes & Gray in Washington, DC. Her practice focuses on international transactions and the US government’s regulation of trade and investment. This includes, most notably, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-corruption, foreign direct investment and customs laws and regulations. In addition to advising clients on the application of international trade regulations to their business operations, Ms Adams also assists clients in developing compliance programmes, handling pre- and post-acquisition due diligence, conducting internal investigations relating to potential violations of trade laws and representing clients before the US government agencies in connection with enforcement matters and government inquiries. She advises companies in a range of industries, including the oil and gas, aviation, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology, chemical and financial sectors.