CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Westin Georgetown, Washinton DC

6:00PM

Day 1

6:00PM - 7:45PM

Networking and Drinks

7:45PM

7:45PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Remarks

8:00 PM

8:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Honoree Speaker Address

8:15 PM

8:15 PM - 8:35 PM

IABA Foundation Scholarship Award Announcement

8:35 PM

8:35 PM - 9:00 PM

Keynote Address by Vali Nasr

9:00 PM

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Masters of Ceremony: Remarks on the DC Chapter & Community

9:30 PM

9:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Santoor Performance

9:45 PM

9:45 PM - 10:00 PM

IABA Service Award Announcements

10:15 PM

10:15 PM - 10:25 PM

Remarks by Judge Sam Hamadani

10:25 PM

10:25 PM - 10:35 PM

Remarks by Kia Hamadanchy

10:35 PM

10:35 PM -

Closing Remarks

Saturday, November 18, 2017

CEB Waterview Center, Arlington, VA

8:30AM

Day 2

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome Session

9:00AM

Leadership in Changing Times

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Speaker name: Judge Sam Hamedani, Navid Haghighi, Yasmin Mehrain, Farinaz Tehrani.
Description: This panel dives into the qualities and characteristics that help attorneys become effective leaders. Oftentimes attorneys focus most of their time becoming experts in their field and overlook the significance of learning leadership skills. Given the current challenges and opportunities in these disrupting times, it is important for us to understand the value of being a good leader in any position and work setting. The Iranian-American attorneys counsel clients in corporations, in government and in large and small law firms as well as well as soles practitioners. More and more of are taking judgeship positions. Having come from diverse backgrounds, our panelists will share their personal experiences in becoming leaders in view of the challenges and the opportunities facing them as members of the Iranian American legal community. They will discuss the “dos” and “don’ts” that guided them through their careers.

10:00AM

Changing the Narrative: Public Policy and Our Influence

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Speaker name: Kia Hamedanchy, Ali Nouri, Boris Ryvkin.
Description: As a minority group, the Iranian American community has not been able to be successfully engaged in a long term policy planning to protect its interest and to curb the policies of the Federal, State, and local to represent its needs. This panel will focus on what we can do as a growing community to change this narrative.

11:00AM

Mindfulness and Professionally Guided Morning Exercise Session

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Description: Mindfulness is key to managing the stresses that we face every day balancing between the multitude of our daily activities. This yoga session will help us maintain mindfulness throughout the actives of the day as we engage our colleagues in vibrant discussions.

11:30AM

Fireside Chat on Diversity & Inclusion

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Speaker name: Roxana Niktab.

Description: This panel will discuss how companies are implementing policies to protect and promote women as well as discuss the challenges and perks of working for a large corporation like Amazon. The panel will cover how females and minorities are breaking the glass ceiling now more than ever.

12:00PM

A Path Towards the Future: Learning from Experience

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Speaker name: Maya Berry, Francy Youngberg, Babak Yousefzadeh.

Description: The Iranian American Bar Association has an important role in representing the voices of the Iranian-American community. As an organization we have the opportunity to learn from others who have been able to establish their position as a minority organization in the US. This panel will provide an open forum to discuss the hurdles that we may face as an organization and potential systematic means for moving forward as a strong and united front.

1:00PM

Social Justice Activism in Uncertain Times Luncheon

1:00PM - 2:15PM

Speaker name: Layli Miller-Muro – Founder of Tahirih Justice Center.
Description: In January 2017, over 300 lawyers came out to Dulles Airport against Executive Order 13769, The number of lawyer activists increased to 1200 over a two week span.  Our keynote speaker Ms. Layli Miller-Muro a lawyer-activist is the and founder and CEO of the Tahirih Justice Center an organization dedicate to protection of women through legal service, public policy advocacy and outreach. We are excited learning about her work as a lawyer and an activist in the time that lawyer-activists are increasing in numbers and influence.

2:15PM

Sanctions

2:15PM - 3:15PM

Speaker name: Farhad Alavi, Sahand Borbour, Erich Ferrari.
Description: Given the number of policy changes by the US government toward the Iranian government, OFAC has announced changes to the Sanctions Laws as it relates to the Iranian government as well as to Iranian nationals and dual-nationals. There is much confusion on the status of the OFAC sanctions laws as it relates to Iranian nationals and dual nationals. This panel will provide a discussion on the history of the sanctions, the various changes over the past years and the current status of the sanctions.

3:15PM

Current Times: Immigration as a Political Tool

3:15PM - 4:30PM

Speaker name: Leila Austin, Nazy Fahimi, John Freedman, Cyrus Mehri, Shayan Modarres.

Description: A panel of a coalition of Iranian American organizations, and their pro bono counsel, discuss the history of the Travel Ban executive orders (within a historical context), efforts to challenge the Travel Bans in court (including the Iranian American challenge to it), the legal issues in question, impact of the Travel bans on our community, expectations for the future of such litigation, lessons learned, and our community’s possible future needs.

4:30PM

4:30PM -

Closing Remarks

FRIDAY

Keynote Speaker

Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Vali R. Nasr, PhD

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Founding partner of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

Cyrus Mehri

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Executive Director, PAAIA

Dr. Leila Golestaneh Austin

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Legal Counsel, NIAC

Shayan Modarres

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, XO Communications

Navid Haghighi

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Corporate Counsel, TransUrban

Farinaz Tehrani

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Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

John Freedman

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Senior Director of Legal, Pars Equality Center

Nazy Fahimi

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Wake County District Court Judge

Judge Sam Hamadani

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Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marriott International

Yasmin Mehrain

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SATURDAY

Keynote Speaker

Founder and Executive Director of the the Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller Muro

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IP and Technology Lawyer, Amazon Lab126

Roxana Niktab

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Candidate for California’s 45th Congressional District

Kia Hamadanchy

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VP for Programming and Volunteer Coordination, Lawyers for Good Government

Francey Youngberg

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Managing Partner, Akrivis Law Group, PLLC

Farhad Alavi

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Legislative Director and Foreign Policy Advisor, Senator Al Franken

Ali Nouri

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Partner, Sheppard Mullin & Current president of IABA

Babak Yousefzadeh

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Founder and Principal, Ferrari & Associates, P.C.

Erich Ferrari

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Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive

Sahand Boorboor

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