Sana Muttalib

Sana Muttalib is a senior counsel in the SEC’s FCPA unit. She is based in the agency’s Los Angeles regional office.

Muttalib received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her bachelor’s degree in political science and South Asian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She joined the unit in April 2013. Previously, Muttalib worked for four years as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers, where she specialised in white-collar investigations, securities litigation and the FCPA.

After a year at the SEC, Muttalib was assigned to work on an FCPA investigation into Sony’s 2010 release in China of the film Resident Evil: Afterlife. Email correspondence between Sony’s in-house lawyers and the entertainment company’s outside counsel at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison was later released publicly by WikiLeaks. Neither the SEC nor Sony has announced a resolution to the foreign bribery probe.

In 2015, Muttalib captured the attention of several national media organisations by co-founding what is believed to be the first women-only mosque in the US.

“Women lack access to things men have, professional or religious,” Muttalib told Sojourners, a Christian social justice magazine. “I think this is our contribution to help resolve that issue.”

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