Khalid immediately establishes a unique presence. He impresses me with his intellectual ability and curiosity. He often asks just the right question, and his comments always add to the content of our discussions.
—Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (ret.).

Holding both a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters of Law in National Security, Khalid Kamal focuses on energy law, international trade law, national security law and public policy.

Through his diverse background and his work with international governmental organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, Khalid draws on a broad range of experience.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Khalid researched complex topics in international economic law as a fellow for the Institute of International Economic Law. His experience in nuclear energy began when he was a summer associate for Pillsbury, working on nuclear agreements under the Atomic Energy Act. Khalid also has international experience, having served as a consultant for the World Bank and worked with other international organizations, such as the United Nations in Geneva and the European Parliament in Brussels.

Prior to starting his legal training, Khalid raised over $70 million for technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Admitted in NY only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted testimony for a United States Congressional committee on nuclear energy related matters.
  • Conducted a deep legal analysis of bilateral investment treaties for the World Bank Group, focusing on immigration provisions related to trade and investment.
  • Researched disarmament in Northern Africa and the Middle East, analyzing international law, treaties and conventions, for the United Nations.

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  • Drafted legal memorandum and litigated a series of cases in the Khobar General Court, the Eastern Province Appellate Court, leading to a victory in Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court.
  • Drafted part of an amicus brief for the Supreme Court of the United States on an energy- and mining-related matter.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and coded more than 200 preferential trade agreements (PTAs) for the World Bank Group.
  • Created legal templates in order to code PTAs on issues relating to migration and immigration, created a coding manual in order to ease and explain the process of coding PTAs, and wrote a trends and policies legal memorandum on the results of the coded PTAs.
  • Analyzed UN meetings and floor debates on disarmament and international security for a project regarding balance of power in UN proceedings.
  • Drafted an appellate memorandum to the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia.

Professional Highlights

  • Certified by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in International Securities and Market Growth and Development.
  • Certified in Financial Management for the Family Office by Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School.
  • Author of Chapter 7, Visa and Asylum, of the World Bank Group’s book Deep Trade Project.


  • LL.M., National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
    With Distinction

    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2019

    B.S., Political Science and International Affairs, Northeastern University, 2014
    Magna cum laude

    B.S., Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, 2014
    minor in Law and Public Policy, Magna cum laude


  • New York


  • Arabic