Sumayya Khatib practices in the areas of international disputes and litigation of matters arising from the Middle East.  Ms. Khatib presently assists in the representation of Saudi Arabian charities in multi-district litigation in which violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act and other intentional torts are alleged.  She has also assisted in the representation of Middle Eastern parties involved in a dispute with U.S. healthcare providers concerning the quality of services provided.   She is an expert in managing Arabic language document review and analysis.  Ms. Khatib is a native Arabic speaker.


  • Arabic (fluent)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association


  • Intern, The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Eastern District of Michigan (2007)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Middle Eastern charities in multi-district litigation relating to alleged violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act and other intentional tort claims
  • Assisted in negotiations and successful pre-suit settlement on behalf of Middle Eastern situated party against U.S. based health care provider, alleging multi-million dollars in damages stemming from fraud and failure to provide proper services


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., High Distinction, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas