Aaron is a valuable resource as we evaluate investments in challenging or destabilized frontier markets. He helps us understand the landscape and risks and is anywhere in the world we need him to be.
—Salman Al-Rashid, Principal, Salmira Investment Fund

Aaron Hutman helps clients to engage in business, banking and trade in the world's most challenging markets and deal with the most sensitive technologies.

With experience in 50 countries on five continents, Aaron understands the issues of international business, where companies and investors face a business landscape with ever-evolving sanctions, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, export control, cybersecurity, trade and investment rules that must be understood, anticipated and managed. His clients include private equity and hedge funds, banks, multinational corporations, energy industry participants, defense companies, social media leaders, startups and governments around the world.

Representative Experience

Advises Facebook and its affiliates on their ever-expanding activities and compliance challenges around the world.

Supports BAE in its efforts to protect U.S. and NATO defense and dual-use hardware and technologies.

Advised Japanese companies in internal investigations and strategic responses to anti-corruption challenges in Brazil's "Car Wash" (Lava Jato) scandal.

Professional Highlights

Provided keynote address to the International Energy Forum's Industry Advisory Committee, speaking on how sanctions, cybersecurity and anti-corruption challenges impact the global energy landscape and its stability.

Founder and co-leader of annual conference on "Cybersecurity in the Global Energy Sector."

A sanctions and anti-money laundering authority with op-eds and frequent quotes with the Financial Times, Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2001

    B.S., Cornell University, 1997
    with honors


  • District of Columbia