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Lala R. Qadir's practice focuses on complex litigation, white collar matters, internal corporate investigations, and public policy and government affairs. She is also a member of the firm's Artificial Intelligence Initiative. Ms. Qadir is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School and a Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University.

Ms. Qadir also brings several years of leadership and management experience in organizational transformation, strategic planning and performance management.

  • Supported representation of a corporate client facing investigation by multiple federal agencies as well as actions in a multidistrict litigation.
  • Advised a large multinational corporation in developing state-of-the art compliance capabilities.
  • Provided strategic advice to a client regarding an adverse opinion from an international agency.
  • Advised a national trade association with legislative history analysis and statutory interpretation.
  • Supported CFIUS filings for defense contractor clients.
  • Addressed intersection of Fourth Amendment and national security interests for technology client.

Pro Bono

  • Drafted terms of use agreement and privacy policy for non-profit client delivering financial services to underserved communities.
  • Analyzed and benchmarked a transitional government’s media authority law against best practices in media regulation.
  • Drafted brief on international principles on the freedom of speech and relevant restrictions based on national security/political considerations.
  • Accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans' benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law & National Security (2016-Present)
  • HKS Fund Executive Council Member and Vice Chair of Reunion Giving, Harvard Kennedy School (2014–Present)
  • Dean’s Long Range Strategic Planning Council, Georgetown Law Center (2012–2014)

Previous Experience

  • Director of Strategic Planning and Performance/Senior Advisor, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (2008–2010/2010–2011)
  • Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton (2004–2008)