Namema A. Amendi  Research Assistant

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School (cum Laude/Honors), New York, New York, United States of America 2015

  • 2013 John S. Bainbridge Fellow
  • 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar

B.S. in Biology (Magna cum Laude/High Honors), Columbia University, New York, New York, United States, 2010

  • 2009 Arthur Ross Foundation Scholar
  • 2007 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholar

A.S. in Chemistry (Summa cum Laude/Phi Theta Kappa Honor Student),Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey, United States, 2007

  • 2007 Renato Romano Memorial Outstanding Achievement Award for highest GPA in Chemistry
  • 2007 Minority Student Affairs Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 2007 Minority Student Affairs Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Bar admissions

New York State bar examination passed – admission expected late 2018/early 2019

Experience

Mr. Amendi conducts research and analysis for completion of project finance and merger and acquisition transactions, amongst others, at The Ansar Law Firm.

Mr. Amendi has worked as a regulatory and policy consultant advising private sector companies including Fortune 50 corporations on global information, communication and technology (ICT) policies and trends in countries as diverse as Australia, Singapore, Kenya, the State of Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Bahrain. In this capacity, he has drafted regulatory frameworks and regulations for governments. He has also advised on positive and negative aspects of regulatory positions affecting the ICT industry such as spectrum allocation and taxation of content delivered over the Internet.

Mr. Amendi has represented a leading technology company as a legal fellow at numerous industry meetings and conferences dealing with cybersecurity, spectrum resource allocation, internet connectivity, and data privacy. He has advised on global issues impacting spectrum allocation for use by company officers in high-level talks with regulatory officials across the world.

Prior to his legal fellowship, Mr. Amendi worked as a summer associate at a leading think tank and research center where he assisted in the analysis of tax reports from several countries and preparation of a status report on global taxation of international corporations. He also assisted in the creation of a tool used by countries in developing investment treaties.

Mr. Amendi has also been a fellow at a New York City start-up incubator where he was responsible for in-depth research and analysis of retail, technology, and healthcare markets in which the incubator’s start-ups operated.

Prior to law school, Mr. Amendi worked as a researcher and laboratory manager at a leading research institution in New York City. His work in neuroscience employed cutting edge technology in the study of how physical pain is processed in humans. He also conducted a study on consciousness where he used brain stimulation to understand human awareness of our own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings.

Activities

Columbia Law School

  • Science & Technology Law Review, Editor (2013- 2015)
  • Columbia University African Economic Forum, Co-Chair (2014-2015)
  • Law in Africa Students Association, Co-Chair (2014-2015)
  • Paul Robeson Legal Conference and Gala Chair (2014)
  • Black Law Students Association, Member (2012-2015)
  • Columbia Venture Community, Volunteer in Event Organization (2015)

Publications

Action-Specific Disruption of Visual Metacognition,” Psych Science, Nov. 25, 2014. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25425059]

“Google and Amazon take on the Skies and Its Regulations,” Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Dec. 5, 2013, [http://www.stlr.org/2013/12/google-and-amazon-take-on-the-skies-and-its-regulations/]

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