Registered Foreign Lawyer (District of Columbia)
As a partner in Akin Gump’s international trade practice, Tatman Savio counsels clients on US law and policy affecting international trade and business, including sanctions, export controls, and anti-corruption laws. She also represents clients in national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
On a day-to-day basis, Tatman works with companies to develop and implement international trade compliance programs and manage internal investigations and related enforcement issues. She also assists clients with cross-border transactions by conducting due diligence and developing strategies to mitigate international trade compliance liabilities.
Tatman has been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global. She was named “International Trade Lawyer of the Year” by The Asian Lawyer 2020 and “Best in International Trade” by the Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019. Tatman was shortlisted for Best in International Trade in 2019, and Best in Compliance and Regulatory in 2017-2018, at Euromoney’s Asia Women in Business Law Awards. In 2018, she was shortlisted for “Women Lawyer of the Year” at the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards and recognized in the WorldECR Awards as part of a team of “renowned export control and sanctions lawyers”.
Tatman has worked in secondment roles at two Fortune 50 companies, where she performed the functions of compliance and investigations counsel.
Tatman received her B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Tatman worked as an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency.