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Abdallah Salam is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups.
Dr. Salam’s practice focuses on global disputes, including international commercial and investment arbitration, transnational litigation, and cross-border government investigations. He has represented multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises, and private individuals in international arbitrations seated in various jurisdictions and governed by various substantive laws and arbitral rules. He has also represented clients before numerous regulators and law enforcement agencies.
His pro bono work has involved representing plaintiffs in lawsuits under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and advising non-governmental organizations in connection with economic sanctions and anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Before joining private practice, Dr. Salam served as a Lecturer in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) program at Oxford University for two academic years. He has also worked at the U.N. Office of Legal Counsel, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and Google.
He earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University (magna cum laude and Harvard College Scholar), M.A. in Philosophy from Oxford University (First Class Honors on thesis), Ph.D. in Legal Philosophy from Oxford University (Excellent on Viva Assessment; dissertation on conflicts of rights in writings by International Law thinkers), and a dual J.D./LL.M. respectively from Columbia University and Sciences Po, Paris (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Parker Award recipient).
Dr. Salam is legally trained in the common law and civil law traditions and fluent in English, French and Arabic. He is licensed to practice in New York and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Court of International Trade.
Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris-Sciences Po - 2017 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Columbia University - 2017 Juris Doctor
University of Oxford - 2014 Doctor of Philosophy
University of Oxford - 2011 Master of Arts
Harvard University - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar