Laura Mancini Belmont

Laura Belmont is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where she practices in the White Collar Defense & Investigations and Export Control & Economic Sanctions Practice. Her practice focuses on advising clients on compliance and enforcement matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), economic sanctions administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and US securities laws and regulations.

Ms. Belmont has conducted domestic and international internal investigations of companies and individuals across a range of industries, with a primary focus on the aerospace, oil and gas and healthcare industries. Her practice includes preparing voluntary disclosures, enhancing internal compliance programs, drafting internal compliance policies and procedures, and representing clients in civil litigation before federal agencies, and in state and federal court.

Prior to her experience at Latham, Ms. Belmont was a staff attorney in the Disability Rights Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Ms. Belmont is committed to serving underrepresented clients through pro bono representation, most often in connection with civil rights matters and representation of international humanitarian organizations such as CARE USA and Mercy Corps.

Thought Leadership:
  • "Iran Nuclear Agreement Advances Trigger Limited Easing of US and EU Sanctions," Client Alert, January 2014
  • "The Supreme Court closes the border to Section 10(b) plaintiffs, and Congress opens it for the government, Looking beyond a decade of fraud, corruption and turmoil," PwC 2010 Securities litigation study, April 2011
  • "Events in Middle East Heighten Need for Financial Institution Vigilance," Client Alert, February 2011