Hana Hadzibegovic

Law Clerk

Hana Hadzibegovic is a Law Clerk within the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Hadzibegovic works on the Southeast Europe and Caucasus team. More specifically, Ms. Hadzibegovic works on regional and bilateral programs that focus on procurement, competition, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining CLDP, Ms. Hadzibegovic worked as a Law Clerk for an employment law firm and worked as an intern for the Capitol Forum. Ms. Hadzibegovic’s other experiences include working within the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and within the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State.

Ms. Hadzibegovic earned her Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law. She competed in The Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. and was a Junior Editor for The Arbitration Brief. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Mason University with a degree in Global Affairs, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Psychology. She has studied abroad at Oxford University in England, Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and also participated in a summer law program in The Hague.

Ms. Hana Hadzibegovic is fluent in Bosnian and Serbo-Croatian and is pending admittance to practice law in the District of Columbia.


Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop