Wazhma Sadat

Associate, Cooley LLP
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Wazhma Sadat provides legal and strategic advice to clients in high-stakes business litigation, from early stages of investigations to trial and appellate litigation. She has represented clients in civil and criminal matters before US government entities, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Before law school, Wazhma worked with the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development in Afghanistan and co-founded an online education start-up. Wazhma earned her BA in Global Affairs from Yale College and her JD from Yale Law School, where she received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the McKinsey Achievement Award.

During law school, Wazhma served as the managing editor of submissions for the Yale Journal of International Law. Before joining Cooley, Wazhma worked as a law fellow at Yale University’s Office of the General Counsel and clerked for Justice Steven D Ecker of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Wazhma maintains an active pro bono practice where she primarily focuses on immigration-related matters.

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