Amy Josselyn

Amy S. Josselyn

Amy S. Josselyn
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4020
Amy S. Josselyn is a partner in the firm’s Global Trade practice. She draws upon 15 years of experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community to advise clients on national security and international trade-related compliance and transactional matters. Ms. Josselyn joined Goodwin in 2020.


Ms. Josselyn helps clients analyze complex issues associated with foreign investment in the United States. She has counseled hundreds of clients — both U.S. companies and non-U.S. investors — on matters relating to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including diligence, counseling, negotiation of transactions, and engagement with CFIUS to resolve national security concerns. Ms. Josselyn’s deep experience includes the successful navigation of the CFIUS review process for transactions in the aerospace, biotechnology/life sciences, telecommunications, semiconductor/electronics, robotics, software/data processing, electric power/renewable energy, hospitality, real estate, and transportation/logistics industries.

Ms. Josselyn also advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on compliance with global trade-related regulatory regimes, including U.S. export controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); U.S. sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and the anti-bribery/anti-corruption requirements of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also has experience in counseling clients — particularly small start-up companies — on the regulatory and contractual requirements applicable to U.S. government contracts, grants, and other agreements under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related provisions.

  • Great Hill Partners in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Clearwave Parent, Inc. at an enterprise value of $300 million

Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Josselyn served in the U.S. government at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in various positions, including as an imagery analyst, branch chief, liaison to the President’s Daily Briefing staff, and the Senior NGA Representative to the National Intelligence Council. She also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles F. Lettow at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. While in law school, Ms. Josselyn served as the Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Law Review.




George Mason University School of Law

(magna cum laude)

M.A., Security Studies

Georgetown University

B.S., Political Science

Florida State University

(magna cum laude)

B.A., Spanish

Florida State University

(magna cum laude)


U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Honorable Charles F. Lettow



  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Recognition & Awards

Ms. Josselyn has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for her work in Government Relations Practice 2022. 

Ms. Josselyn was included in the inaugural Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for 2021 in the Government Relations Practice area.


  • U.S. Department of Commerce Imposes Immediate Export Controls on Artificial Intelligence Software Used to Automatically Detect and Identify Objects Remotely, The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, Vol. 3, No. 4 (July-August 2020).
  • The CFIUS “White List” Class of 2020: Potential Takeaways for Japan, Kokusai Shoji Homu (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 48, No. 9 (2020).
  • National Security at All Costs: Why the CFIUS Review Process May Have Overreached Its Purpose, George Mason Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 5 (2014).