Bastress’ career spans almost 40 years, including her tenure as Senior Partner with Squire Patton Boggs. Bastress’ practice is focused on commercial and real estate transactions, in addition to advising multinational companies doing business in the Middle East. 

Bastress currently serves on the Board of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to the Bars of Washington, D.C., Maryland and the U.S. Virgin Islands​.