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Adam Al-Sarraf

Senior Counsel

Adam Al-Sarraf is Senior Counsel at the Commercial Law Development (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

As Senior Counsel, Adam oversees CLDP's Latin America & Caribbean team. Adam manages a group of attorneys, specialists, and experts to provide technical assistance to improve their legal and institutional frameworks for public procurement, trade facilitation, public private partnerships, government oversight and competition. Adam has authored legal articles on commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, commercial litigation, public procurement, and bankruptcy and frequently presents on these topics at workshops and conferences. Adam also serves as a guest lecturer in public procurement at the George Washington University Law School and the Fordham University School of Law.  Adam’s other government and private sector experiences have also included temporary positions at the District Court of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and DLA Piper in Dubai. Prior to joining CLDP, Adam worked at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

Adam received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Middle East Studies and History, from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School. He is fluent in Arabic and Spanish and is licensed to practice law in Washington DC.