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Deanna is the recipient of the 2020 Member of the Year Award from the Organization of Women in International Trade 

Deanna Clark

Managing Attorney


Deanna is the managing attorney of the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. with 20 years of legal experience in the areas of US Customs law and imports, OFAC and BIS in relation to exports and logistics matters, and FDA, TTB and DEA law in relation to food, tobacco, dietary supplements and hemp products compliance.  She is also President Emeritus of the Organization of Women in International Trade – NY and a former Advisory Board Member to the Urban Academy School for Global Commerce in Harlem (NYC).  She is also the author of the book, “A Practical Guide to Fashion Law & Compliance” and a former adjunct professor of International Business Law at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) and International Business Transactions at Baruch College.

Prior to starting her own law firm, Deanna headed up the global trade compliance regulatory division of a New York City based 3PL, and worked at a well-respected international trade law firm.  Deanna and her team help clients streamline their global business operations.  They represent clients, both foreign and domestic, on matters from implementing operational compliance solutions to the resolution of imminent problems.



  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law

  • M.A., Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta

  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley



  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • New York State

  • Southern District of New York

  • Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

  • Northern District of Illinois

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