• Seattle University, B.A., cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • California

Laurel Saito


Laurel Saito is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Group. Laurel’s international trade practice includes U.S. export controls, U.S. economic sanctions, import regulatory compliance, and various aspects of international trade litigation. Her practice spans transactions, investigations, and compliance and regulatory advice.

Laurel maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients seeking asylum.

While in law school, she studied abroad in London and served as a student attorney representing clients at risk of eviction with Rising for Justice’s Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic. She also assisted with an International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) family reunification case and interviewed refugees in Amman with IRAP’s Jordan office.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Laurel served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and worked with immigrant and refugee youth at nonprofits in Seattle and New York City. She also interned in Phnom Penh with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, which provides assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia to prosecute senior members of the Khmer Rouge for genocide and other serious crimes.

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