Alia is a corporate lawyer qualified in the State of New York. Alia has as of recent, left private practice and completed an academic program with Stanford University focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a co-founder of In.coming.
By way of background, Alia started her career with Latham & Watkins LLP, where she spent three years in the London and Dubai offices focusing on corporate and debt capital market transactions. Following which, Alia joined Allen & Overy LLP, focusing purely on mergers and acquisitions. During her time at Allen & Overy, Alia was an active member of the Africa Practice and was the Pro Bono Representative for the office. Alia also led and created a collaboration between Allen & Overy and Ellevate, a global professional women’s network of 30,000 run by the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Alia then moved to legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) and continued working on global corporate transactions.
Before qualification, Alia carried out vacation schemes at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Clyde & Co LLP and the Legal Department of NASDAQ Stock Exchange.