Ragad Alfaraidy is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Alfaraidy focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and investigations as well as compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 

She also assists companies in navigating the process of securing national security clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). 

In addition to her white-collar practice, Ms. Alfaraidy maintains an active pro bono practice, including assisting humanitarian organizations navigate legal risks associated with cross-border activities as well as representing asylum applicants. 

Ms. Alfaraidy holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, where she focused her study on regulatory reform, special economic zones, foreign direct investment, and international dispute resolution.

Prior to her LLM, Ms. Alfaraidy completed a bilingual LLB in Saudi Arabia, where she graduated first in her class and with First Class Honors. 

Before joining Latham, Ms. Alfaraidy served as a researcher on issues related to international law and human rights, and worked in an international arbitration center in Malaysia.

Ms. Alfaraidy’s experience includes: 

  • Public policy and regulatory reform projects, including advising on regulatory frameworks and legislation for special economic zones
  • Securing CFIUS clearance for several high-profile transactions
  • Advising major financial institutions on US trade controls and FCPA compliance in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions
  • Advising on rules for institutional arbitration

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • LLM, Harvard Law School
  • LLB (First Class Honours), Dar Al-Hekma University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic