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Fatema Merchant

Fatema Merchant

Sheppard Mullin

About this Speaker

Fatema focuses on supporting clients in their international business and global transactions to mitigate risk and address trade and regulatory issues. Her practice includes compliance counseling, investigations, and cross-border transactional work related to anti-corruption, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, foreign investment (CFIUS), and tariff and import regulations. At Sheppard Mullin, Fatema is chair of the Washington, D.C. office's Diversity Working Group and co-leader of the firm-wide attorneys of color group, known as the Diversity and Inclusion Attorney Network (DIAN). She also serves on the Pro Bono Committee and is actively involved in various pro bono matters, including the representation of asylum seekers. Fatema was a 2019 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She served as President of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA). She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. "Rising Star" and she was featured by Washington Lawyer for being the first hijab-wearing partner at an Am Law 100 firm in Washington, D.C.

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