Sanaa Ansari is a staff attorney at Muslim Advocates, working with the legal team to protect the rights of American Muslims and other marginalized communities.
Ms. Ansari joins Muslim Advocates after legal writing at Westlaw, where she focused on litigation and regulatory developments in the practice areas of data privacy and corporate governance.
Prior to Westlaw, Ms. Ansari worked on corporate and regulatory defense in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Antitrust cases as a litigation staff attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
She has served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Marcus D. Williams of the Nineteenth Judicial District of Virginia.
Ms. Ansari has a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest score in her Legal Research and Writing Class. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.
She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Ansari comes to Muslim Advocates with experience working on asylum and civil rights cases in the immigrant and American Muslim communities. Her passion for equality and social justice and commitment to building coalitions with other marginalized communities to combat bigotry is what motivated her to join Muslim Advocates.