Fatima Hassan Ali
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Fatima Hassan Ali

Associate

Fatima Hassan Ali is devoted to fighting for her clients and takes pride in the quality of her work. Before joining the Firm, Fatima clerked in one of the nation's busiest federal courts for Judge Micaela Alvarez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. During her clerkship, Fatima gained exposure to a wide range of civil litigation as well as the nuances of evidentiary rules and federal procedures. As a result, Fatima is able to comprehend the overarching themes behind disputes without sacrificing attention to detail. Fatima also cultivated this skillset in roles at academic, public and private institutions – providing crisp analysis and compelling narratives on complex issues. Now, Fatima is dedicated to applying her knowledge and skills on behalf of her clients.

Fatima graduated from Harvard Law School, where she served as a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She was also a primary editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and worked with the government of Rwanda as a Chayes Fellow drafting legal instruments related to strategic foreign investments. Prior to law school, Fatima worked with the United Nations in Geneva and with a philanthropic consulting firm. 

Related Practices

Professional Activities and Memberships

State Bar of Texas, International Law Section – International Human Rights Committee

Houston Bar Association, International Law Section – Council Member, 2018

Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau Committee

Houston Bar Association, AIDS Outreach Committee – 2017, 2018

HYLA – Diversity Committee Co-Chair 2018-2019

Awards and Rankings

Invited to present at TEDxHLS, 2014

White House “Champion of Change” for American Diaspora Leadership, 2012

Publications and Presentations

Americans for UNFPA Student Ambassador, blogged for Marie Claire, 2008–2012

Published in the The New York Times: “Documenting Brutalities to Change the World” July 22, 2009

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2014

- Harvard Legal Aid Bureau –   Student Attorney, Family Law

- Harvard Human Rights Journal –   Primary Editor

- Women and Public Policy from   Harvard Square to the Oval Office

B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology and African Studies, with Honors, 2009

- Honors: International Public   Service Fellow (one fellowship awarded to senior class member), 2009–2010

- Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, 2007–2009

- Stanford Class of 2009 Award of Excellence, 2009

- James W. Lyons Service Award for Exceptional Service to the University, 2008

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New York