Salim Kaddoura is an associate based in Washington DC who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Salim has assisted in defending lawsuits brought in US federal and state courts across various stages of litigation. He has broad experience in discovery matters, including assisting with depositions, managing document review teams, and preparing written discovery requests and responses, including objections based on the banking regulations and data privacy laws of various foreign jurisdictions. He is fluent in English and Arabic and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.

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  • Advising a foreign bank on challenging a New York federal court order attaching funds in the bank’s correspondent accounts, resulting in a seminal ruling where the court found that extraordinary circumstances justified significantly reducing the amounts attached.
  • Advising foreign banks on objecting to discovery requests seeking customer financial records in light of applicable bank secrecy laws.
  • Defending foreign governmental bodies and diplomatic personnel against tort claims brought under US federal and foreign law.
  • Advising a foreign bank in defending against tort claims brought in New York under foreign law, resulting in complete dismissal of all claims against the bank.
  • Advising a foreign bank on maintaining compliance with an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) non-designation agreement.
  • Advising a foreign party designated by OFAC on petitioning OFAC for reconsideration of the designation decision.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2019
  • American University of Beirut, B.Eng., 2016


  • New York, 2022
  • Massachusetts, 2021
  • Maryland, 2020
  • District of Columbia, 2020


  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
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