Laila Ghauri is the principal attorney and founder of the firm. She focuses her practice in trademarks, small business advising, and government contracts. Previously, she worked for large firms, including Kelley Drye Warren, government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and midsize firms focusing on employment law and civil rights. She has experience in trademark prosecution and litigation, bid protests and claims in government contract matters, False Claims Act litigation, advising small to mid-size companies in protecting their intellectual property, and has aided nonprofits and start ups with formation and business strategy.
Laila is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School. She devotes her time to her local community and is currently serving as a fellow with the Maryland Pro Bono resource center and a dedicated contributor of the DC Bar’s pro bono services for small businesses and non-profits. Over the past decade, Laila has taught as a university professor and is a published author. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in law and religion. She has native fluency in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She lives in the District of Columbia metropolitan area with her husband. In her free time, she loves writing fiction, painting, meditation, and practicing yoga.