Roya Motazedi advises U.S. and international companies on international trade matters.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Roya represented individuals and corporations in international trade law, government contracts, and white-collar defense matters at another law firm. Roya previously interned for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs in the Enforcement Division, where she worked on extraditions and mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) requests.

In law school, Roya interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of International Affairs, International Enforcement Division where she worked on enforcing U.S. civil judgments abroad. She also interned for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program, where she contributed to creating a guide for the Afghan National Procurement Authority on awarding government contracts, and created guidelines for the Afghan Supreme Court on enforcing arbitration and mediation decisions.

Roya also completed a two-year Princeton in Asia Fellowship in Yakage, Japan.

Professional Highlights

  • At the George Washington University Law School, Roya was a student attorney for the Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Services Clinic where she argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She also served as a Notes Editor for the Public Contract Law Journal and was a Writing Fellow for the school’s legal research and writing program.
  • 3rd Place Award of the 2016 American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition for the piece “The Long-Awaited Cuban Reunion: Public Procurement’s Role in U.S.-Cuba Relations”, 46 Pub. Cont. L.J. 135 (2016)


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2017

    B.A., International Relations, University of Maryland, 2012


  • Virginia

    District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


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