Partner, White & Case LLP
Claire DeLelle, partner at White & Case and a member of the firm’s sanctions and export controls practice group, is a commercial litigator who focuses on litigations involving complex international issues. She represents foreign sovereigns, their agencies and instrumentalities, including central banking authorities, and multinational companies and financial institutions in complex litigations arising under a variety of laws, including US antitrust, US anti-terrorism and US economic sanctions laws. She has extensive US litigation experience in representing clients under the ‘terrorism exception’ to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. She has litigated these issues before US federal courts at all levels, including a recent win before the US Supreme Court on behalf of the Republic of the Sudan. She also leads global investigations in connection with voluntary self-disclosures to the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, subpoenas and requests for information. She has in-depth experience in conducting investigations and litigating matters for clients based in the Middle East and Africa, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan and Libya.