Lala R. Qadir

Portrait of Lala Qadir

Lala R. Qadir

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Email: Lala R. Qadir
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Lala R. Qadir's practice focuses on complex litigation, white collar matters, and internal investigations. She is also a member of Covington & Burling's Artificial Intelligence Initiative. Ms. Qadir is also a  Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for National Security and  Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Qadir clerked for Chief Judge James E. Baker of the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Ms. Qadir also brings several years of leadership and management experience in organizational transformation, strategic planning, and performance management. Before attending law school, Ms. Qadir led federal and international government clients in aligning strategy and driving accountability as a strategic management consultant with Booz Allen in the areas of national security, homeland defense, and judicial reform. She previously served as Director of Strategy and Performance for the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and was a Harvard University Center for Public  Leadership Fellow with the F.W. de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also published scientific articles in the areas of military energetics and nanotechnology. 

She has an undergraduate degree from Duke University in Chemistry and Public Policy Studies, as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She received her law degree from Georgetown University where she was the Editor-in-Chief of The Georgetown Law Journal.

BS, Duke University; MS, Harvard Kennedy School; JD, Georgetown University