Saminaz Akhter

Biography

Saminaz Akhter focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on acquisition and divestiture transactions in a variety of industries. She has also represented corporations in connection with commercial contracts, stockholder agreements, employment agreements, and other contracts. In addition to M&A work, Saminaz has represented sponsors in connection with the formation of private equity funds and counseled clients regarding compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Outside the Firm

Saminaz is active in local community efforts in the U Street/Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where she lives with her family, including promoting that neighborhood’s historical significance to African-American and national history.

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Professional Activities

Saminaz was a 2015 Legal Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) Fellow and is active in the Firm’s diversity outreach efforts. During law school, she was the articles selection editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude
  • Harvard University, MS
  • Johns Hopkins University, BA, with honors