Ruchi Tekriwal

International Program Specialist

Ruchi Tekriwal is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Tekriwal primarily works on programs in the Middle East and South Asia, including Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan. Ms. Tekriwal also works on CLDP's Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) Initiative activities globally.

Prior to joining CLDP, Ms. Tekriwal lived in Amman, Jordan where she worked in civil society organizations with a focus on women's legal empowerment and access to the justice system. While in Amman, Ms. Tekriwal was also a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship and the Fulbright Fellowship through which she continued her Arabic studies at Qasid Institute, while teaching English.

Ms. Tekriwal received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a concentration in Arabic Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She speaks Arabic and Hindi proficiently and intermediate French.

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