Hogan Lovells Associate Appointed White House Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C., 24 June 2010 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that associate Samar Ali has been appointed to serve as one of 13 White House Fellows for 2010-2011. To be selected to this prestigious program, applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and leadership, a record of remarkable early career professional achievement, evidence of leadership skills, and the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government.

Ali’s practice in Abu Dhabi with Hogan Lovells US LLP focuses on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari’a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters. Before joining Hogan & Hartson in 2007, Ali worked as a summer associate for the firm and as a legal intern for the Islamic International Arab Bank. She also served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Edwin Cameron, now of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Prior to that, Ali led the YMCA Israeli-Palestinian Modern Voices for Progress Program, and is currently the transatlantic liaison for the development of the Palestine Diabetes Institute. She is a founding member of the first U.S. Delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum, and has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

The White House Fellows program was founded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 "to give the Fellows first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs." For more information about the White House Fellows program, please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/fellows.

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