Semira Nikou

Semira Nikou advises clients on international economic regulation and trade policy.

Ms. Nikou has extensive experience in the public service sector. She previously worked as a special assistant general counsel at the US Mission to the World Trade Organization and a law clerk at the Office of the US Trade Representative. She also interned for the Honorable Amy B. Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and was a legal volunteer at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i.  

While in law school, Ms. Nikou served as a senior research associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group and a law clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she worked at the US Institute of Peace.

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  • Education

    • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2015

      cum laude

    • BA, International Relations, Scripps College, 2009

      with honors

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Hawai'i

    • New York

  • Languages

    • Persian