Background - Practices (Details)

International Trade


The Los Angeles Business Journal Names Nicole Janigian Simonian to 2020 "Thriving in their 40s" List

Los Angeles – December 22, 2020: The Los Angeles Business Journal has named partner Nicole Janigian Simonian to its 2020 “Thriving in their 40s” list. The feature honors 95 outstanding professionals from various industries “who serve as terrific examples of trusted advisors whose services the businesses of Los Angeles simply cannot do without.” Simonian is co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group, serves as the firm’s International Employment and Global Mobility lead, and is a director of the firm’s China consulting subsidiary, CMI Shanghai.

The publication heralded Simonian as an “outstanding leader in both the business sector in legal profession,” noting her leadership roles at the firm as well as her service on the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Chamber represents more than 235,000 businesses across 35 industry sectors in L.A. County, including more than 1,400 members and 650,000 employees. In addition to serving on the board, Simonian serves as the Chair of the Global Initiatives Council and on the World Trade Week Committee for the Chamber.

A highly experienced business, compliance, and global employment lawyer, Simonian has over 20 years of experience working as a strategic advisor for a wide range of clients, from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 multinational conglomerates, on their market entry and global business expansion throughout Asia. She serves in the COVID-19 Working Group at the firm and is an advisory to the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a cross-office group dedicated to the recruitment, retention, professional development, and advancement of female lawyers. Simonian’s practice covers a range of international compliance and regulatory issues, including cross border transactions, international trade, global mobility and employment, and global supply chains. 

Click here to view the full list of Thriving in their 40s honorees.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager