Zahra R. Dsouza
Zahra R. Dsouza is an associate with the firm of Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C.
Zahra graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law with a Master of Law (LL.M.), cum laude, (2016) where she was awarded the 2015 Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Law or Human Rights in 2016. Zahra was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of London (2011).
After obtaining her Bachelors Zahra worked as a Legal Associate for Staff Legal Support at United Bank Ltd.
From 2012 to 2015 she worked at Jamil & Jamil, a private law firm in Pakistan which practiced in the areas of, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications, Media and Technology Law, Petroleum, Energy and Utilities Law, Property Law, Admiralty and Customs Law, Labor and Employment Law and Corporate and Commercial Law. The advocacy and policy work of the firm enabled her to work on freedom of expression and human rights issues in the context of internet policy with stakeholders including the Pakistan government and businesses such as Google and Facebook.
In addition to her practice at Jamil & Jamil, she provided international legal and policy consultancy services to the Council of Europe under the supervision of the Senior Partner. The consultancy projects mandated analysis of national legislation of developing countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and South Africa and drafting recommendations for proposed legislation. During this process she interacted with high level government representatives and stakeholders from law enforcement, intelligence, business and civil society.
Since joining the firm, Zahra’s practice has been focused on international terrorist finance, trade secrets, human rights, and cybersecurity litigation.
She is a member of the New York State Bar.