As a technology lawyer with 25 years of experience primarily working with the public sector, Zohra believes that innovation from commercial technology companies can help governments solve big problems and better serve citizens. Zohra’s superpower is helping technology and life science companies traverse legal and regulatory issues and achieve business objectives with their government grantors and public sector customers.
Zohra works with companies of all sizes, helping to close funding agreements and procurement contracts and counsel on risks inherent with transacting with public sector entities including with US Federal (e.g., US Department of Defense), US State, and Local Governments, K12, Higher-Ed, quasi-governmental entities (e.g., US Postal Service), international organizations (e.g., United Nations), and tribal nations. She has a passion for technology and especially enjoys working with companies in the govtech, defense tech, civic tech, edtech, and smart city sectors.
Formerly with Microsoft and VMware, Zohra counsels on a range of government funding and procurement and technology matters, including cybersecurity, software vulnerabilities, and data protection; intellectual property issues such as copyrights in software, data rights, and trade secrets; and ethics, and integrity issues including procurement fraud.
Zohra also has extensive experience drafting, negotiating, and counseling on high-stakes government contracts, subcontracts, and RFX for commercial technology products and services. Zohra also counsels emerging technology companies before, during, and after they receive government funding for R&D and prototypes.
For technology and life science companies doing business in the public sector, Zohra brings a thoughtful, prepared approach to negotiating those must-win deals. She’s a trusted advisor to founders, C-level executives, general counsel, and often advises sales and product leaders who are responsible for public sector revenue.