Prior to joining NRGI, Amir was a managing associate in the energy & infrastructure team at Linklaters. He worked in Linklaters' offices in London, New York and Dubai and represented clients on energy and infrastructure projects in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Amir's pro bono experience includes assisting the International Senior Lawyers Project in advising the Liberian government on a port concession.
At NRGI, Amir focuses on technical assistance programs to help governments improve legal regimes and contracts. He also works to strengthen capacity for natural resource sector oversight, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Amir has a J.D. and a B.A. in history, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied international relations at Sciences Po. Amir is fluent in English, French and Farsi and has aspirations of speaking Arabic.