Shibani Shah

Ms. Shah is a Legal Specialist with the USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program, focusing on developing and strengthening the commercial law framework in Kosovo, as well as increasing awareness and use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms to resolve disputes outside of the court system. Ms. Shah also works closely with the CLE Outreach team in organizing its "Put it on Paper" roundtables aimed at educating Kosovar businesses, from various sectors, on the importance and value of entering into written contracts.


Prior to joining CLE, Ms. Shah practiced as a commercial lawyer at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Her practice included negotiating complex international contracts, conducting investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and general commercial litigation. Ms. Shah also worked as a law fellow in Kosovo at the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), supporting local civil society to increase government accountability by promoting access to and demand for justice.  


Ms. Shah holds a juris doctorate from the Washington University in St. Louis Law School, where she focused on international law and participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition. Ms. Shah completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College. 


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