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Crowell & Moring’s Nicole Janigian Simonian Named Vice Chair of ABA International Law Section’s International Employment Law Committee

Los Angeles – June 22, 2021: Crowell & Moring’s Nicole Janigian Simonian has been named a vice chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the ABA International Law Section. Simonian is co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group, serves as the firm’s International Employment and Global Mobility lead, and is a director of the firm’s China consulting subsidiary, CMI Shanghai.

The ABA International Law Section is “the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.” As part of her role on the International Employment Law Committee, Simonian will support the execution of the committee’s business plan and recommend projects that contribute to the overall goals of the section.

A highly experienced business, international trade and global employment lawyer, Simonian has over 20 years of experience working as a strategic advisor for a wide range of clients, from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 multinational conglomerates, on their market entry and global business expansion. She serves in the COVID-19 Working Group at the firm and is an advisory to the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a cross-office group dedicated to the recruitment, retention, professional development, and advancement of female lawyers. Simonian’s practice covers a range of international compliance and regulatory issues, including cross border transactions, international trade, global mobility and employment, and global supply chains. 

Simonian also serves on the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, which represents more than 235,000 businesses across 35 industry sectors in L.A. County, including more than 1,400 members and 650,000 employees. In addition to serving on the board, Simonian serves as the Chair of the Global Initiatives Council and on the World Trade Week Committee for the Chamber. She was recently named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Thriving in their 40s” List, as well as Latinvex’s list of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist