Nazak Nikakhtar nominated to Commerce post
Nazak Nikakhtar ’02 MA (Econ) has been nominated by
President Donald Trump to become Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry &
Security. She currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Industry and
Analysis), where she is the department’s primary liaison with United States
industry and trade associations.
Nikakhtar, who also holds a law degree from Syracuse
University (2002), previously served as a partner at the international trade
law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent. She has served also as an adjunct professor at
Georgetown University Law Center and worked for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew
in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Read about Nikakhtar’s appointment in this news
report from Imperial Valley News. You can also read about Nikakhtar’s recent address to SU law students at this College of Law page.