Board of Directors
Ali Gadelhak is a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice where he litigated tax cases in the New England and Great Lakes regions. He started his career at Ernst & Young before serving as an Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Ali received his JD from Loyola University Chicago, and BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a native Chicagoan and enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Sana Siddiqi is counsel at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where she practices ethics law. Previously, she practiced equal opportunity employment law at another federal agency and in private practice, immigration law at a nonprofit, and civil litigation at a boutique law firm. Sana received her JD from South Texas College of Law Houston and a BA from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, tending to houseplants, reading (including to her niece), and casual bike rides to bakery cafes.
Co-Vice President & Secretary
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 café hoping, hiking trails, mentoring others, spending quality time with family and friends, and lifting heavy things.
Lawrence Cenk Laws
Lawrence is an associate practicing immigration law with Tucker, Nong & Associates. His work focuses on asylum and special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) cases. Lawrence holds a B.S. in International Relations and Affairs from Georgetown University, a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and an L.L.M. in Public International Law from Koç University in Istanbul. Lawrence speaks Spanish and Turkish.
Judicial Council Liaison
Taejin "Tae" Choi
Tae Choi is currently a Regulations Advisor with the Dept. of the Treasury / Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. He was previously a Senior Consultant at Deloitte where he was a member of the Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions practice. Tae received his JD from the George Mason University School of Law and undergraduate degree from Avila University. In his free time, he enjoys weight training and playing sports.
Director of Membership and Community Outreach
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 Law Student Affairs
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.
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.
D.C. Bar Liaison
Adnan is currently the U.S. Grants & Network Manager at Islamic Relief USA. Previously, he was an Attorney Advisor with the D.C. Office of Risk Management for 5 years working on Tort Liability and Workers’ Compensation cases. Originally from the New Orleans metro area, Adnan received his JD from Tulane University Law School and his BA from Tulane as well. In his free time, Adnan enjoys traveling, biking and chasing after his toddler.
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