Board of Directors

President & D.C. Bar Liaison 

Dina Moussa

Dina is an Attorney Advisor at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Prior to her current role, she served as the Judicial Criminal Law Clerk for the Honorable Magistrate Judges G. Michael Harvey, Robin M. Meriweather, and Zia M. Faruqui of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  She also clerked for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Before clerking, Dina was an associate attorney at a large, international law firm, where she focused her practice on white-collar criminal defense, parallel civil proceedings, and internal investigations, as well as data privacy, and regulatory and corporate compliance. She first joined the firm as a law clerk during her last year of law school.  In 2018, she was awarded the firm’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award for her dedicated commitment to pro bono work. While working full-time, Dina received her J.D. with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a founding staff member of the Georgetown Technology Law Review, a global teaching fellow on terrorism, extradition, and human rights, and served as a research and teaching assistant.  She worked at the U.S. Department of State for four years after receiving her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. She is a native New Englander, who enjoys cafĂ© hoping, hiking trails, mentoring others, spending quality time with family and friends, and lifting heavy things. 

Co-Vice President

Dima Atiya

Dima is an associate at BakerHostetler where she practices in the firm's general litigation group. While she works on a variety of cases, Dima has a passion for criminal defense work. Dima received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and BA from the University of Michigan. In her free time, Dima enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and doing jigsaw puzzles. 


Co-Vice President, Secretary, & Law Student Affairs

Moqadas Islam

Moqadas Islam graduated from GW Law School in 2020. She currently works for the Department of State as a Trade Compliance Specialist. Her work focuses on export and import compliance through civil enforcement. Prior to her current position at the Department of State, she accumulated three years of experience at the Department of Defense, building upon her earlier five-year role at the same Department of State.

During her time at GW Law School, Moqadas interned at APLRC (Asian Pacific American Legal Resources Center). Moqadas’ commitment to expanding her legal knowledge led her to participate in an Oxford University Program, where she delved into various aspects of international laws and regulations.

In her spare time, Moqadas enjoys exploring new cultures, engaging in outdoor activities, and giving back to her community through mentorship and volunteer work with the D.C. Pro-Bono office.

Treasurer, D.C. Bar Liaison, & Membership

Ali Ahmad

Director of Membership and Community Outreach

Maher Mahmood

Maher is a senior staff attorney at Democracy Forward where she practices various civil rights issues. She was previously an Assistant County Attorney for Hennepin County in Minnesota. Maher received her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. In her free time, Maher enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Director of Communications and Social Media

Aisha Mahmood Haley

Aisha is an attorney at Caldwell Cassady & Curry PC where she focuses her practice on complex business litigation and patent disputes. Before her years of private practice, Aisha spent almost four years as a judicial law clerk--two with the Hon. Alan D. Lourie at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and almost two with the Hon. Robert W. Schroeder III in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 

Aisha is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, spent years in the D.C. area, and now lives in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys hiking in her free time and is an overly passionate Georgia Bulldogs fan.

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Board Member

Abdullah Alzamli

Abdullah is an associate at Skadden, Arps where he practices in the firm's general litigation group. His practice focuses on internal investigations in the life sciences and FCPA context. Abdullah also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on criminal defense and post-conviction litigation. Prior to his current role, Abdullah served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Zia M. Faruqui of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Abdullah received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and BA from the Loyola University Chicago. In his free time, Abdullah enjoys playing basketball, board games, and hiking.

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