Elizabeth K. Philipp


Liz Philipp advises clients on an array of regulatory and legislative issues affecting international trade. Liz’s practice focuses on U.S. economic sanctions and export controls compliance, as well as customs classifications, trade tariff and customs duties issues, and transportation and logistics. Liz brings public policy savvy to addressing clients’ cross-border business needs. As a member of the International Trade Group, Liz leverages her diverse international experience in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Venable, Liz was an associate in the Chicago office of an American multinational law firm, where she represented clients at all phases of litigation in cases concerning class action defense, complex commercial disputes, and matters related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In addition to litigation know-how, Liz draws on her mediation and arbitration experience in her work at Venable.

Prior to law school, Liz served for two years as a Fulbright Grantee in Jeonju, South Korea. She also earned a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, during which she functioned as a journalist and public policy researcher writing about North Korea and other topics related to international peace and security.




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2020
    • Spring law clerk, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, 2019
    • Summer law clerk, Office of Chief Counsel, Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2018
  • M.A. Economic Law Sciences Po Law School 2020
  • M.P.P. International and Global Affairs Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government 2020
  • B.A. Global Studies and Psychology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2013
    • Minor: French
    • Certificate in Global Security

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois