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  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York, B.S. philosophy (2010) magna cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D. (2013) Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy Recipient, Douglas W. Dimitroff Scholar


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Dainia Jabaji

 Associate Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.310.7997
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Dainia Jabaji is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she focuses on matters involving the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. economic sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, and other financial crimes issues. Dainia investigates and provides counsel in complex cases involving OFAC-administered sanctions on Iran, Russia, Syria, and other sanctioned countries. Dainia works with both U.S. and international clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. She provides sanctions and financial crimes compliance guidance at all stages of the compliance process, from proactive counseling, to compliance assessments, to internal reviews, audits, and disclosures.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Dainia spent four years at one of the world’s largest financial institutions, working first as a BSA/AML regulatory analyst, and then a vice president of U.S. Economic Sanctions Investigations. There, she researched, identified, and analyzed BSA and AML matters pertaining to large, globally operating corporate customers and financial institution clients. She also investigated potential violations of OFAC sanctions globally and prepared critical and comprehensive disclosures to OFAC.

Representative Engagements:

  • Provided in-depth economic sanctions counseling with respect to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for a non-U.S. company.
  • Drafted and submitted voluntary self-disclosures of potential sanctions violations to OFAC.
  • Responded to OFAC Administrative Subpoenas.
  • Provided risk assessment for a law firm with regard to an AML question and federal forfeiture rules.
  • Provided analysis and assessment as to whether certain transactions constitute a regulatory breach for U.S. and non-U.S. companies.
  • Assisted in closing out Matters Requiring Attention from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.
  • Seconded to Dubai, U.A.E. for investigatory work.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

Dainia is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and New York only and under the supervision of the partners of Crowell & Moring LLP. Not admitted in California.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The State of ICO marketplace," StartEngine Webinar (June 7, 2018). Presenters: Jenny E. Cieplak and Dainia Jabaji.
  • "Secrets to Managing an ICO 2.0," StartEngine ICO 2.0 Summit, Santa Monica, CA (April 20, 2018). Panelist: Dainia Jabaji.

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