Reema S Shocair Ali

National Security Analyst | Washington, D.C. | (202) 887-1550
(202) 887-1550

Reema S. Shocair Ali is a national security analyst at Morrison & Foerster where she supports all areas of the national security group practice. From 2009-2017, she served in the Pentagon in multiple roles, including as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of the Navy, attorney advisor to the Department of the Navy General Counsel, and as an advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy. In 2010, Reema was selected to serve on the Secretary of the Navy’s team for the President that developed a Gulf Coast recovery and restoration plan following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Previously, Reema was an associate in the Office of Cabinet Affairs, Executive Office of the President. Reema's experience also includes clerking in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, teaching law and public policy at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, serving as the executive director of a non-profit human rights organization, and working for a Member of Congress. Reema was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy in 2017, is a fellow of the Truman National Security Project, and was recently recognized by the Diversity in National Security Network and New America as a MENA American next generation leader in U.S. national security and foreign policy.

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