Michael Gilles is an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He serves in the Office of Economic and Business Affairs, where he works primarily on matters related to international trade and international economic sanctions. Michael previously practiced in the Office of Business and Acquisitions, where he advised on international real estate transactions. Prior to joining the State Department, Michael served as a Special Adviser to the Government of Costa Rica in its application to intervene in a dispute at the International Court of Justice. Michael received his J.D., cum laude, and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, from the Duke University School of Law. He is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York.