In-House Counsel Panel Discussion

  • August 15, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual


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Come learn about the organizational fundamentals and the expectations of today’s in-house counsel from counsel representing various industries. The program hopes to cover an overview of organizational fundamentals and best practices for successful in-house counsel transitions and representing corporations from the inside. 

More about our Speakers:

Nausheen Hassan is a senior counsel at Caterpillar, where she provides guidance on trade matters including export controls and economic sanctions. Prior to joining Caterpillar, she served as a senior counsel at Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company. She also held previous roles as a trade compliance analyst at SABIC and an international trade attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Nausheen is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, and Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Georgetown University.

Al-Amyn Sumar is senior counsel at The New York Times Company. He handles newsroom matters, including prepublication review of stories, libel and Freedom of Information Act litigation, news subpoenas, and intellectual property matters. Al-Amyn was previously the First Amendment Fellow at The Times and an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP (and before then, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP). Al-Amyn is a graduate of the University of Alberta, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. 

Ashar Akhtar is General Counsel at Islamic Relief USA’s Legal Department. Ashar oversees organizational compliance, advises on risk management, and advocates for legal and regulatory issues that impact nonprofits working on issues of relief and development.  Prior to joining Islamic Relief USA, he served in various corporate in-house counsel positions in a variety of industries, including hospitality, financial services and business process outsourcing. Ashar is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary School of Law.

Karam Hijji is Senior Counsel at Pieris Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Pieris, Karam clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Karam was also an associate at DC's Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, and prior to that he was as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Karam is a graduate of University of Maryland and Georgetown University Law Center.

We look forward to seeing you on! 

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