• American University of Beirut, B.A. with distinction, economics, political studies (2008)
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (2012)


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Arabic (Fluent)
  • French (Proficient)
  • Spanish (Beginner)

Randa Adra


Multinational organizations trust Randa Adra with their most complex and high-stakes disputes. She serves as a strategic adviser to clients around the globe in international arbitration and litigation matters throughout all stages of the dispute resolution process, from pre-dispute counseling and litigation risk assessments to trial and enforcement or annulment proceedings.

Randa has a depth of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration matters under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. She also has a robust domestic arbitration and litigation practice, which includes representing clients in commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts.

Randa is trilingual and has particular experience with disputes involving the Middle East and North Africa region. She represents parties across a broad spectrum of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, construction, infrastructure, energy, hospitality, retail, and consumer products.

Randa sits on the firm’s Diversity Council and served as a leader of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for several years. She is also a co-founder and co-chair of the firm’s MENA Affinity Group.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • ArbitralWomen
  • American Bar Association – International Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • New York City Bar Association – MENA Committee; Associate Leadership Institute Fellow (2018) and Planning Committee Member (2021)

Representative Matters

International Dispute Resolution

  • Successfully defended a Fortune 100 medical device company in a $120 million commercial arbitration brought by an Israeli company under the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration involving alleged breaches of a supply agreement governed by New York law.
  • Represented a multinational joint venture in securing a $494 million award against an Egyptian state entity and defeating a $500 million counterclaim. The arbitration was conducted in Arabic under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and governed by Egyptian law.
  • Represented an Egyptian consortium and Kuwaiti supply chain management company in an $80 million commercial arbitration brought by a South Korean supplier under the ICC Rules of Arbitration. Successfully defended a major international hotel company in a commercial arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, governed by U.S. and Lebanese law.
  • Represented a Canadian uranium mining company in its effort to enforce an international arbitration award against the government of Mongolia.
  • Represented an American hotel investor in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitration against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Domestic Dispute Resolution

  • Represented a Fortune 150 company in state and federal court actions stemming from a construction project in the energy industry.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in connection with a class action litigation and criminal antitrust investigation related to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Represented two multinational food chains in connection with false advertising class action litigations in multiple federal and state courts.
  • Successfully defended a major international hotel company against tortious interference claims governed by U.S. and Lebanese law stemming from a related international arbitration.
  • Successfully defended a chemical company in a Sherman Act Section 1 class action and opt-out litigation alleging conspiracy to fix the price of titanium dioxide and successfully defended the company in a subsequent Third Circuit appeal.

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Firm News & Announcements

November 7, 2022 Crowell’s Randa Adra Helps Launch New Arbitration Association Focused on the Arab World
January 3, 2022 Crowell & Moring Elects 13 New Partners, Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel, and 19 to Counsel
July 20, 2021 Crowell & Moring Named to Global Arbitration Review’s 2021 “GAR 100” List
November 19, 2020 Crowell & Moring and ICC Qatar Discuss Emerging Trends in International Disputes
January 4, 2018 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel
October 6, 2017 LITIGATION NOTE: DuPont Prevails in Antitrust Price-Fixing Lawsuit
May 5, 2017 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 10th Annual "GAR 100" List
March 22, 2016 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 9th Edition “GAR 100” List
January 28, 2016 Litigation Note: DuPont Wins Summary Judgment in Rare Feat
January 22, 2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"