Salmah is an associate in the litigation & enforcement practice group. Her focus areas include internal investigations, complex civil litigation, class action litigation, international risk assessments, antitrust due diligence, and anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance structuring. She has experience in matters involving analysis of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), the United Kingdom Bribery Act (UKBA), and the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Salmah also maintains an active civil rights and human rights pro bono practice, focused on prison reform, LGBTQ equality, and immigration. She represents asylum seekers at various stages of litigation. She was a member of the Ropes & Gray team responsible for the landmark win in Nunez v. City of New York – a class action lawsuit that resulted in groundbreaking institutional reforms to remedy excessive staff violence against inmates on Rikers Island. Salmah was also part of the impact litigation pro bono team responsible for encouraging the repeal of Utah’s state law that had prohibited supportive discussions of homosexuality in public and charter school curricula and classrooms.
Prior to her legal career, Salmah worked as an analyst for the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, focusing primarily on sanctioned finance operations.
- “5 Tips for Minority Women on Their Path to Partnership,” Diversity & The Bar (Spring 2017)
- “Operation Protective Edge & Legal Remedies,” American University of Beirut Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Working Paper Series. Volume 1. Issue 24, Beirut, Lebanon, October 2014
- “Briefing Note II: The Illegality of Israel’s Use of Dense Inert Metal Explosives,” Al-Haq, July 2014
- “The Defense Department’s Muslim Counter-Terrorists,” The Daily Beast, August 30, 2010
- “Diplomacy, Development, and Defense – the Focus of the Regional Strategic Initiative,” Dipnote: U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C., August 15, 2008
- “Counterterrorism: Recovery, Justice, and Prevention,” Dipnote: U.S State Department, Washington, D.C. Online, July 30, 2008
- Presenter, “Anti-Americanism and the Future of American Security Policy in the Middle East,” at the International Studies Association Northeast Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, October 2009
- Presenter, “On Suicide Bombing – An Anthropological Application of Talal Asad,” at the 8th Annual Scholastic Conference: “Bodies and Profane.” Baltimore, Maryland, April, 2008
- Panelist, “Baltimore’s Asian Immigrant Communities” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland, African American History and Culture for the Baltimore Immigration Summit: Building Bridges. Baltimore, Maryland, November 2006
- Presenter, “The Essentials of International Humanitarian Law” at the International Committee of Red Cross Red Crescent Conference: Coulors of Iceland. Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2002
- JD, New York University School of Law, 2016; Competitions Advocacy Editor, Moot Court Board
- MS (Foreign Service), Georgetown University, 2010
- BA (Anthropology & International Relations), Johns Hopkins University, 2008