Najwa Alsheikh is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where she is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.

Najwa joined Foley as a summer associate in 2019. Prior to working at Foley, she was a legal clerk for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where she worked on projects involving land use entitlements, Fifth Amendment Takings Clause issues, Central SoMa zoning, hotel and SRO building permits, environmental impact reports and transferable development rights. Najwa was also a legal clerk for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where she worked on national high-impact litigation for minority communities, as well as direct legal services and public policy initiatives.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA (J.D., 2020)
    • Student director, Berkeley Law Foundation
    • Submissions editor, Berkeley Business Law Journal
    • Member, Middle Eastern Law Students Alliance
    • East Bay Community Law Center Housing Rights Clinic
    • East Bay Community Law Center, Tenant’s Rights Workshop
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA (B.A., 2016)
    • Government/Political Science
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Student Government: Sustainability Chair and Budget Subcommittee
    • College Council on Community Policy

Community Engagement

Najwa served as chair for a City of Seattle Citizen's Advisory Committee, advising government and private entities on a Major Institution Master Plan including land use and zoning, environmental impact statements, transportation management plans, historic preservation and community engagement.


  • California