Christian C. Contardo

Associate @ Global Trade & Policy, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

T: (202) 753-3804 – F: (212) 262-7402 – E:


  • National Intelligence University (M.S. 2015),strategic intelligence
  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 2005); senior staff, American University Law Review
  • Lewis and Clark College (B.A. 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Christian advises clients on a variety of national security, global trade and government contracting matters. He also advises on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews, import and export control, and economic sanctions. Specifically, Christian also represents clients in federal government contract matters regarding agreements for foreign military sales under the Arms Export Control Act, and advises defense contractors and subcontractors on related issues, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, export controls, foreign ownership and control, and facility clearance.

Christian has over a decade of experience serving in federal agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His deep knowledge of government policies concerning data privacy, financial intelligence, and economic sanctions enhance his ability to effectively counsel businesses on investigations, compliance programs, and potential risks to global transactions. His prior experience in private practice includes three years with the international arbitration and litigation group at an Am Law 10 firm, where he represented clients in complex bilateral investment treaty disputes before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and commercial arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration.

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