United States

2019-Present and 2000-2003

Arbitrator on the Panels of AAA (Commercial and Consumer) and FINRA; Luxury Startup Co-Founder; Startup Advisor; Non-Profit Executive Leader; Admitted to the Bar in New York and Virginia; Private Practice Corporate Associate with a Tysons Corner, VA law firm; University of Richmond School of Law graduate

United Arab Emirates


Arbitrator appointed in several DIAC arbitration cases and appointed to the Panel of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre; General Counsel for a UAE-headquartered conglomerate operating in retail, luxury, fashion, horology, jewelry, lifestyle and real estate; Private Practice Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Counsel; Quasi-judicial Court Administrator for an English-speaking, common law commercial court with a supervisory jurisdiction over arbitrations seated in the Dubai International Financial Centre, including enforcement of arbitral awards; Adjunct Professor, Canadian University Dubai (undergraduate business program)



Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Cologne Faculty of Law (undergraduate and LLM program); Foreign Legal Counsel; German Chancellor Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation supporting post-JD research in conflicts of law and comparative law at the Institute for International and Foreign Private Law, University of Cologne

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GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, International Commercial Arbitration Certificate, 2012

University of Cologne Academies-CENTRAL, International Commercial Arbitration Certificate, 2011

Singapore Mediation Centre, Mediation Training Certificate, 2011

Executive Committee Member (2023- present and Co-Chair, Membership & Diversity Committee, California Arbitration (CalArb) (2021-Present)

Member, REAL- Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (2021-Present)

Member of the Bar in New York (2001-Present)

Member of the Bar in Virginia (2002-Present)

Vice President of the Board, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)- Middle East Chapter (2017- 2019) and member of ACC (2013-Present)

Member, Women’s Angel Investor Network (2016-Present)

Member, DIFC Courts Rules Sub-Committee (2011-2019)

GC Powerlist Middle East Teams, Legal 500 (2018)

Business In-House Luxury Team Award, Luxury Law Summit, London, UK (2018)

Industry Role Model Award, Seddiqi Holding LLC, Dubai, UAE (2017)

Member of the Judging Panel, The Oath Legal Awards (2017)

Member of the Judging Panel, The Oath Legal Awards (2015)

Arbitrator, Ninth Annual Willem C. Vis (East) Moot, Hong Kong, 20-26 March (2012)

DIFC Courts Chief Justice’s Award (2010)