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Board of Trustees
Ms. Susan Kaufmann Nash
Ms. Susan Kaufmann Nash is currently a practicing attorney in Abu Dhabi. She acts as an arbitrator before the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and she advises private clients on issues such as business contracts, employment contracts and compliance with employment law, intellectual property licensing and transfers, and real estate leases.
Ms. Nash is a member of the Bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia, USA, and she is admitted to practice before multiple federal courts throughout the United States. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ms. Nash was an Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University, and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law where she earned the Order of the Coif and was the Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review. She holds a Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs; a Postgraduate Diploma in UK, US and EU Copyright Law from King’s College London, University of London; and an LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law from Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, graduating magna cum laude, and becoming a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Prior to her legal career, Ms. Nash was a professional ballerina. She trained at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and danced with the Los Angeles Ballet Company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, and the Ft. Worth-Dallas Ballet Company. She also performed in The Phantom of the Opera in Basel, Switzerland.
Ms. Nash has lived in the UAE since 2008, and she is pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the AUS Board of Trustees and contribute to the country that has been her home for so long.