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ADC Announces New Legal Director

Abed A. Ayoub, Esq., is the new ADC Legal Director.

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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce that Abed A. Ayoub, Esq., is the new ADC Legal Director. Mr. Ayoub is an undergraduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar.

As the Legal Director, Mr. Ayoub will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ADC Legal Department, and will work with ADC leadership on matters of legal policy and advocacy. Mr. Ayoub has served as an ADC Legal Adviser since 2007. In that capacity, he successfully worked on many cases involving discrimination and racial profiling. He joined ADC in 2002 as the Membership and Development Coordinator for the ADC-Michigan Office. He has also served as the Detroit Chapter President, ADC Michigan Advisory Board Member, and the Greater Washington, DC, Chapter President. While in private practice, Mr. Ayoub focused on immigration, civil rights, and criminal matters.

ADC National President, Sara Najjar-Wilson, stated, "It is my pleasure to appoint Abed to the position of ADC Legal Director. His proven capabilities and advocacy are examples of the highest standards of community service. His dedication and commitment to upholding the civil rights and protecting the civil liberties of all people honor all of us who are members of the legal profession."

The ADC Legal Department offers pro bono services in discrimination, profiling, immigration or citizenship related cases, as well as other innumerable legal matters. The Legal Staff plays a significant leadership role in advancing many issues pertaining to civil rights and to protecting civil liberties.

To contact the ADC Legal Department please e-mail, or call 202-244-2990.

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