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Administrative Assistant Office

United States
February 19, 2020

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Shahrzad Majdameli


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George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Energy and Environmental Law, August 2013

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (Coursework in Budapest, Hungary)

Master of Laws (LL.M.), US and Global Business Law, May 2012

University of Alameh Tabatabai, Tehran, Iran

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Faculty of Law and Political Science, February 2005


Environmental Law Institute/International Network For Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), Washington, DC

Visiting Attorney, January 02 to present

Assisting the Organization in different projects related to environmental compliance and enforcement.

Tollefsen Law, Lynwood, WA

International Law Consultant, October 2013 – May 2017

Working in the Tollefsen Law International Law Division and assisting the firm on export control, and international business law issues, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern commercial matters.

George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Visiting Scholar, October 2013 – March 2014

Assisting the Law School in a project related to environmental compliance and enforcement.

Middle East & North Africa Consultation Association (MENACA), Washington, DC

Intern, August 2013 – October 2013

Supporting consultation to firms that do business with Middle Eastern countries.

Hogan Lovells, US, LLP, Washington, DC

Contract Attorney, June 2013 – September 2013

Assisting firm on nuclear energy issues under the laws of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan.

Earthpace, LLC, Potomac, MD

Consultant, March 2013 – May 2013

Researched shale gas and its environmental implications.

World Bank Group, Washington, DC

Expert Contributor to Doing Business report, 2009 – 2014

Expert Contributor to Women, Business and the Law report, 2010 – 2014

Provide data and analysis for annual World Bank Group research on Iranian business regulations.


International Law Office Dr. Behrooz Akhlaghi and Associates, Tehran, Iran

Legal Counsel, June 2006 – March 2012

Experienced in the areas of international trade law, civil law, commercial law, energy law, oil and gas, foreign investment, commercial projects, project finance, labour law, and litigation

Worked on several major projects and cases and cooperated with international law firms, prepared and drafted legal opinions and gave legal advice

Participated in court sessions, prepared the defense bill, and defended client

Completed registration of foreign companies' branch and/or representative offices before the Corporate Registration Bureau

Assisted on airline and shipping cases and various legal issues

Law Office of Mr. Saleh Nikbakht, Tehran, Iran

Trainee at Law, October 2003 – January 2009

Took part in court sessions, drafted defense bills, took part in negotiation meetings with clients, and handled local cases on issues related to property law, commercial law, and family law

Central Iranian Bar Association, Tehran, Iran

Administrative Assistant, December 2005 – April 2006

Prepared applications of lawyers admitted to the Bar Association Exam


“Iran: Is Continuing Détente on the Cards?,” WorldECR newsletter, December 2015

“Foreign Exchange Transactions in Iran,” Global Share Plans newsletter, January 2011

“Labor Law of Iran, Getting the Deal Through,” October 2009

“New Amendment in Labor Law of Iran,” Gozaresh, March 2009

“New Amendment in Labor Law of Iran,” International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) Circular, July 2007


Certificate for serving as an arbitrator at the Fifth and Sixth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in April 2016 & 2017

Certificate for participation in the Seminar on US-Export and Re-Export Controls, US-Sanctions and Embargoes hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce of Austria with cooperation of Baker & McKenzie in November 2011 in Vienna, Austria

Certificate for participation in the Seminar on E-Commerce hosted by the Center for International Legal Studies in May 2011 in Tehran, Iran

Certificate for participation in the Seminar on International Trade Law hosted by the Center for International Legal Studies in June 2009 in Tehran, Iran


Attorney-at-Law Certificate, Iranian Central Bar Association, January 2009

Trainee-at-Law Certificate, Iranian Central Bar Association July 2006


Persian (native/fluent), English (fluent), French (basic), Arabic (basic)

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