Stephanie Zable is an attorney advisor with the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Her practice specializes in standards, Global Markets, China, and telecommunications; she also handles matters relating to government procurement, textiles, and consumer goods and materials.
Stephanie came to OCCIC after clerking for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2018, she received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and an MA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. During law school she was an Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law and represented clients in the Unemployment Insurance and Criminal Appellate Clinics, in addition to conducting pro bono human rights research in Belize, and in graduate school she participated in a research trip to China on the South China Sea conflict. While in law school and graduate school, Stephanie worked at law firms in Buenos Aires and Washington, D.C., and she interned at OCCIC and the US International Trade Commission.
Stephanie received her BA in math and politics from Oberlin College. Between college and graduate school she spent four years living and working in China and a year traveling through Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has also worked as a teacher and tutor for more than 10 years, specializing in math, economics, and test prep.
Stephanie has written about China and the intersection between international economic and national security law for various venues, including as a Salzburg-Cutler fellow and for The Lawfare Blog. She is proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.