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Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney

Barrister

Lebanon (UK)

Age: 39

Amal Clooney is one of the world’s most recognisable faces. While she might appear more in the press for her outfits, her new twin babies and her Hollywood husband, George Clooney, she is also a well-known, well respected and very accomplished human rights lawyer. A barrister with Doughty Street Chambers in London, Clooney (nee Alamuddin) has represented clients such as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy, and former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, among many other high profile names.

Amal Clooney

Company:

Doughty Street Chambers

Designation:

Barrister

The British-Lebanese human-rights lawyer, barrister and lecturer at Columbia Law School rose to prominence by representing a number of journalists, activists and political prisoners being held by various regimes around the world. Her clients have included the likes of Julian Assange and Yulia Tymoshenko.