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Pradnya Pradhan Desh

also known as Pradnya Desh

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About Me

My team and I give companies and non-profits knowledgeable advice on operating and doing business in the US and other countries, including on matters involving contracts, distribution, international transactions, investment, mergers and acquisitions, market entry, exporting/importing and regulatory matters. We prefer the personal touch - we get to know our clients well, and tailor solutions to their needs.


I often represent companies in high technology, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, food and wine, entertainment, publishing, clean energy, professional services, logistics, fashion and many other sectors. 


Prior to establishing Desh International Law, I represented the United States as a diplomat at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland until 2008.  For ten years she represented the United States in various capacities, including in US Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.


Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas


  1. International Law: 75%
  2. Business: 25%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Amrita Srivastava

    Ms. Desh has a unique ability to look at the bigger picture which comes in handy when dealing with complicated international legal issues. She has in depth and practical knowledge of international law.


    Amrita Srivastava Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Charles William Franklin

    I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!


    Charles Franklin Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Desh International Law

11400 SE 8th Street
Suite 260
Bellevue, WA, 98004



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Globe AwardWorld Trade Center of Tacoma2014
Exceptional Performance AwardExecutive Branch, US Government2003
Exceptional Performance AwardExecutive Branch, US Government2001
Award for AnalysisWhite House, PFIAB2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerDesh International and Business Law2011 - Present
Diplomat- Economic officerUS Department of State1998 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
TiE SeattleCharter Member2013 - Present
Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical AssociationMember2012 - Present
World Trade Center of TacomaBoard of Directors2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Council Member2012 - Present
Trade Development Alliance of SeattleAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Washington State- India Business CouncilPresident2012 - Present
World Trade Club of SeattleMember2011 - Present
World Trade Center, TacomaMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Breach of contract- Litigation in IndiaN/A
Software outsourcing dispute with a company in IndiaSettled in my client's favor (source code released, no further payment required to other company)
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Publication NameTitleDate
State of Trade, Washington Council on International TradeWe Want Japan in the TPP--But Only If It Steps Up2012
Washington Council on International Trade NewsletterA New Voice in the State of Trade2012
Union Internationale des Avocats Conference papers, Winter ConferenceAre Foreign Regulations Costing Your Clients Millions? A Review of the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of AmericaLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Georgia Institute of TechnologyEconomicsMS - Master of Science1999
Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Asia in ReviewForeign Investment in US Companies2014
SBDC WorkshopExport Controls for New Exportors2013
SBDC WorkshopIntellectual Property For Exporters2013
Moss AdamsDoing Business in India2013
First Capital Forum of Chinese Immigrant Intermediary Industry, Hong Kong.Risk Assessment for EB-5 Projects2013
World Trade Center, TacomaUsing the New Free Trade Agreements: South Korea, Colombia and Panama2012
World Trade Center, SeattleStrategies for Using Free Trade Agreements2012
Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association SeminarDoing Business in India and Korea2012
University of Washington Foster School of BusinessLegal Issues for Global Health Social Entrepreneurs2012
Union Internationale des Avocats"Are Foreign Government Regulations Costing Your Company Millions?"2012
Seminar for Supreme Court Bar of India, New Dehli, IndiaThe US Legal System2012
Ready, Set, EXPORT workshop in Walla WallaLegal Issues for Exporters: Tips and Traps (Walla Walla)2012
Ready, Set, EXPORT workshopLegal Issues for Exporters: Tips and Traps (Bellingham)2012
Ready, Set, Export SeminarExport and Intellectual Property Considerations for New Exporters2012
Korean American Chamber of Commerce in Washington StateWhat Are the Benefits of the KORUS?2012
International Law: Do's and Don'ts of Doing Business in AsiaKorea-Impact of the Free Trade Agreement (CLE)2012
KITA, Seoul, KoreaInvesting in Washington State for Life Sciences CompaniesN/A