President | Aliya S. Khalidi
Aliya S. Khalidi serves as an Assistant District Attorney and Director of Hiring, Training, and Professional Development for Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan. During her time with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, she has prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony offenses in the trial courts and juvenile courts. She also writes appellate briefs and conducts appellate arguments. Prior to joining the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Khalidi served as a fellow with the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where she taught Constitutional Law to high school students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge. She is a recipient of the John E. Fenton Jr. Public Service Award, which is awarded to students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public service law and excelled academically. Ms. Khalidi earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
Ms. Khalidi is the recipient of the 2018 South Asian Bar Association Mentor of the Year award. In 2017, she was accepted into the Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. Also in 2017, she received The District Attorney’s Award for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. In 2012, she was honored as one of India New England’s Woman of the Year finalists. Ms. Khalidi previously served as the New England Muslim Bar Association’s Vice President and representative to the NAML board. She also served as the NAML Ethics Committee chair in 2018.
President-Elect| Saleema Snow
Saleema Snow is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. She teaches Critical Race Theory, Perspectives on Social Justice, various legal writing courses, and directs the law school’s legal writing program. Her scholarship focuses on religious profiling, poverty law, and the intersection of poverty, gender, and access to justice.
Before entering academia, Professor Snow practiced for over sixteen years, beginning her legal career as a Covington and Burling Westwood Fellowship at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, representing low-income District of Columbia residents. She also served as Director of Legal Services at Advocates for Justice and Education, where she represented students in school disciplinary hearings and trained District of Columbia stakeholders on special education law and the school-to-prison pipeline. Her longstanding commitment to ending education disparity continued in her role as a Supervising Attorney at the Georgia Legal Services Program. In addition to representing low-income clients in civil proceedings, she regularly engaged in policy advocacy, leading a statewide advocacy committee to combat discriminatory school suspension and disciplinary practices against students of color in Georgia. She also served on one of Georgia’s Domestic Violence Task Force to develop a community-based response to domestic violence.
Professor Snow is the former Vice-President of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association, an elected member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, and President of Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.
Vice President | Sehrish Siddiqui
Sehrish Siddiqui counsels a wide variety of public companies primarily in the areas of corporate finance, compliance and governance. She has served as counsel to underwriters, agents and issuers for more than 100 initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and at-the-market programs of various NYSE- and Nasdaq-traded entities. Her national and international clients include healthcare companies, real estate investment trusts, business development companies, retail and consumer product companies and investment banks.
Sehrish’s practice includes:
Prior to joining the firm, Sehrish interned at the SEC in the Office of the Inspector General where she assisted with internal audits and investigations.
.Secretary | Yasir Billoo
Yasir Billoo is founding partner of International Law Partners LLP in Hollywood, Florida. Yasir an experienced attorney whose experience ranges from representing large Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation and appeals in state and federal court, to helping small business owners with simple agreements and legal consulting. Yasir focuses his practice on international and domestic business transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and asset purchases; commercial and residential real estate purchase/sale, including title services; and complex commercial litigation, in state and federal court. Yasir is also a Member of the prestigious invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Yasir received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a BA in International Relations and a BS in Communications from Florida International University.
Yasir is a founding member and Past President of the Florida Muslim Bar Association. He serves on the Board of several national and local non profit organizations.
Treasurer | Hina Hussain
Hina Hussain is an associate in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake's Civil Litigation practice group. She represents clients in a wide variety of civil cases, including business law matters, employment disputes, civil rights litigation and zoning appeals. Hina has a particular interest in zoning law, and enjoys connecting with local businesspeople seeking to bring new economic development to the community. For instance, she successfully defended an appeal on behalf of a company bringing a Whole Foods to Prince George's County. Hina also enjoys representing local business owners and finding creative and out-of-the box solutions that help her clients achieve their business goals.