Randa Adra

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 Counsel New York
radra@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4326
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Randa Adra is a counsel in the New York office of Crowell & Moring, where she practices in the firm's International Dispute Resolution and Litigation groups. Randa resolves complex disputes for domestic and multi-national companies with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.

In her practice, Randa represents clients in both international and domestic disputes, including international commercial and investment arbitration matters, and a broad spectrum of litigation matters that include class actions and multidistrict proceedings. Randa has extensive experience representing clients in disputes between corporations and against foreign sovereign governments, as well as related enforcement proceedings. She has counseled parties in a broad spectrum of industries, namely in the construction, hospitality, shipping, logistics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy sectors.

Representative Engagements

International Dispute Resolution

  • Represents a multinational joint venture in a $1.2 billion commercial arbitration against an Egyptian state agency under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, governed by Egyptian law and in the Arabic language.
  • Represents a Russian investor in a $100 million UNCITRAL arbitration against the State of Kuwait.
  • Represents a Middle Eastern company in a $40 million shareholder dispute with a Hong Kong company under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
  • Represented an Egyptian consortium and Kuwaiti supply chain management company in an $80 million ICC commercial arbitration brought by a South Korean supplier.
  • Represented a major international hotel company in an ICC commercial 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 ICSID arbitration against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the U.S.-Egypt BIT.

Domestic Dispute Resolution

  • Represents a multinational corporation in connection with a class action litigation and criminal antitrust investigation related to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Represents a multinational food chain in connection with a false advertising class action litigation in multiple district and state courts.
  • Successfully represented a major international hotel company in defense of claims governed by U.S. and Lebanese law stemming from an international arbitration.
  • 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. Successfully represented DuPont in a subsequent Third Circuit appeal.
  • Counseled corporations in various multimillion-dollar acquisitions, including Flowers Foods’ $355 million acquisition of the Hostess bread assets, and AT&T Inc.’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless. 

Randa also maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily focusing on representing Middle Eastern clients in asylum and refugee resettlement proceedings. She also represents dozens of low-income tenants in a NY State action bringing claims of fraudulent rent overcharges.

Randa earned her J.D. with specialization in international legal affairs from Cornell Law School, with an additional concentration in business law and regulation. After her first year of law school, she spent two months in Paris studying international and comparative law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prior to law school, Randa grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, where she cultivated her passion for cooking and world travel.



Affiliations

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

Memberships

American Bar Association – International Section, Young Lawyers Division
New York City Bar Association – MENA Committee; Associate Leadership Institute Fellow (2018)
Arab Bankers Association of North America
Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE)
Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice (Advisory Board)

Awards

Empire State Counsel for Pro Bono Service, multiple years



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Can I get a … Diverse Tribunal?" Young ICCA and BASIL Workshop on Improving the Participation of Minorities in International Arbitration, New York, NY (September 26, 2019). Speaker: Randa Adra.


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Firm News & Announcements

Jan.04.2018 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel
Oct.06.2017 LITIGATION NOTE: DuPont Prevails in Antitrust Price-Fixing Lawsuit
May.05.2017 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 10th Annual "GAR 100" List
Mar.22.2016 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 9th Edition “GAR 100” List
Jan.28.2016 Litigation Note: DuPont Wins Summary Judgment in Rare Feat
Jan.22.2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"