Randa Adra is an associate in the New York office of Crowell & Moring, where she practices in the firm's International Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation groups.
Randa works on matters for domestic and multi-national companies from a broad spectrum of industries. In her practice, Randa represents clients in a wide range of international disputes as well as complex litigation matters, including antitrust class actions and multidistrict proceedings. Randa's international dispute resolution practice focuses on representing clients in international investment and commercial arbitration matters and enforcement proceedings. She also has experience providing antitrust counseling and advocacy for international and domestic mergers and acquisitions.
- Represents an Egyptian consortium in an ICC commercial arbitration against an Egyptian state agency related to construction delay claims in the shipping industry.
- Represents an Egyptian consortium and Kuwaiti supply chain management company in an ICC commercial arbitration brought by a South Korean supplier.
- Successfully represented a major international hotel company in defense of claims governed by U.S. and Lebanese law.
- In re Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation: Successfully represented DuPont in defense of Sherman Act Section 1 class action and opt-out litigation alleging conspiracy to fix the price of titanium dioxide. Currently represents DuPont in a related class action and appeal.
- Represents a multinational corporation in connection with a class-action litigation and criminal antitrust investigation related to the pharmaceutical industry.
- Represented a Canadian uranium mining company in its effort to enforce an international arbitration award against the Government of Mongolia.
- Represented an American investor in an ICSID arbitration against
the Arab Republic of Egypt under the U.S.-Egypt BIT.
- In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation: Represented corporate clients in action to recover damages resulting from a price-fixing conspiracy regarding Cathode Ray Tubes.
- Represented Siemens AG in the $1.3 billion sale of its health care IT business to Cerner.
- Represented AT&T Inc. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless.
- Represented Flowers Foods in its $355 million acquisition of the Hostess bread assets.
In addition, Randa maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily focusing on representing clients in asylum and refugee resettlement proceedings.
Randa earned her J.D. with specialization in international legal affairs from Cornell Law School in 2012, with an additional concentration in business law and regulation. After her first year of law school, she spent two months studying international and comparative law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. While in law school, she served as a managing editor of Cornell's International Law Journal. In addition, Randa sat on the executive boards of both the law school's student government and the graduate and professional student assembly. Outside of the law school, Randa served as the graduate teacher's assistant at Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Prior to law school, Randa lived in Beirut, Lebanon, where she received her B.A., with distinction, in economics and a minor in political studies from the American University of Beirut.
Admitted to practice: New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
American Bar Association – International Section, and Young Lawyers Division
Arab Bankers Association of North America
Empire State Counsel for Pro Bono Service, 2013, 2014 & 2015
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