Zaid A. Zaid
Zaid A. Zaid is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2010 after clerkships on the First and Second Circuit, as well as on the District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Zaid completed a summer clerkship in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the United States Department of State, where he drafted memos concerning the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and researched for NAFTA Chapter 11 investment claims against the US Government.
Mr. Zaid was a political officer in the Foreign Service from 1999 to 2006, and he worked at US embassies in Syria, Tunis, Cairo, the US Mission to the United Nations, and with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as the liaison to the Iraqi Governing Council as well as at the US Embassy in Baghdad.
- "Do We Still Owe Iraq?,” 1 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 291 (2007)
- "Continually Creating Races: The Census in the United States and Brazil,” 20 Nat’l Black L.J. 42 (2007)
Honors & Awards
- Coalition Provisional Authority, Service Citation for Exemplary Work
- US Department of State Meritorious Honor Award
Mr. Zaid is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is the chair of the Fletcher Alumni Club of Washington DC, a board member of ECOSEAN USA, a member of the American Constitution Society, a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project.
JD, Columbia Law School, 2007, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
MALD, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1999
BSFS, International Politics, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1997
District of Columbia
The Hon. Jon O. Newman, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2009 - 2010
The Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2008 - 2009
The Hon. Juan R. Torruella, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2007 - 2008