Rashida is a versatile professional advising Fortune 500 companies in navigating successful resolution of business controversies and crisis. She has honed her talents over 15 years and specializes in investigating fraud and financial crime. She helps clients achieve desired outcomes in difficult circumstances. She is known for igniting positive change and enthusiasm on her engagement teams. Rashida brings a unique combination of strong communication skills, legal and compliance expertise, and project management capabilities to her projects.
Rashida has significant experience in forensic accounting investigations and corporate governance matters in a broad spectrum of industries including government investigations. Rashida has spent considerable time investigating third-party relationships, allegations of wrong-doing of executives and similar issues. Specifically, she has led internal and external investigations of suspected improper and fraudulent behavior. She also has experience related to breach of contract, lost profits, business interruption, intellectual property disputes, professional malpractice, and government contract compliance matters.
Rashida spends considerable time partnering with corporate legal departments and their external counsel to help clients facing an array of issues that pose significant financial and reputations risk to the organization. Through the Chief Legal Officer Program, Rashida leads the Greater Washington Area NextGen Peer to Peer Forum. In addition, she also champions other strategic initiatives of the Chief Legal Officer program.
Prior to joining Deloitte FAS, Rashida was a business litigation attorney with a national law firm providing litigation and dispute services to Fortune 500 companies and public entities. In this capacity, she managed all aspects of litigation strategy including discovery and settlement discussions. She is also a registered patent attorney and has significant experience with intellectual property matters involving prosecution, acquisitions and disputes of ownership.
Rashida is a proud graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and maintains active law licenses in 5 jurisdictions, including New York and the District of Columbia. She received her B.S in Architecture and Master of Engineering from the University of Virginia. She is a Deloitte/Harlem YMCA bai Rising Star and the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocate.