ADC Welcomes New Staff Attorney and Legal Fellow

Washington, DC | | April 10, 2012 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) is pleased to welcome its two new additions to the ADC national office, Ms. Nicole Saleem and Ms. Renee Moorad.

Nicole Saleem has joined ADC as a Staff Attorney. Through her duties, Saleem will work directly with clients on legal related matters. She will also work on policy matters impacting the community and represent the organization at meetings with government officials and community partners.  

Saleem is admitted to the Illinois State Bar. Saleem graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University and with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. During Saleem’s law school career she was President of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association and wrote her note for the Iowa Law Review on a woman’s right to wear religious garbs in court. Saleem is a second-generation Arab American of Lebanese descent born and raised throughout the Midwest. She has been a member of ADC since her high school days. 

Renee Marie Moorad is joining ADC as the Kahlil Gibran Legal Fellow. Moorad will also work with clients on a regular basis and address their legal needs. She will be continuing the work of Mr. Robert Andrews and others who have been working since 1987 to petition the Postal Service to consider a Kahlil Gibran Stamp. The Postal Service, which receives about 50,000 subject requests, awards only 25 commemorative stamps per year. She will also be serving as the national coordinator for the National Arab American Lawyers Association (NAALA).

Moorad is a first generation Arab American of Lebanese and Syrian descent from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated cum laude with her BS in Health and Exercise Sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. In 2011 she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is currently in the admittance process to the New York State Bar. Moorad is currently pursuing her LL.M. in International and Comparative Law at the George Washington University Law School. Moorad has been an ADC Legal Intern since January 2012 and has a strong passion for the works of Kahlil Gibran. 


ADC President Warren David said "As an organization which defends the civil rights of Arab Americans, our legal department is one of our most important assets." He went on to say, "Both Nicole and Renee will assist us to service the community's legal needs."

Saleem formally started with ADC February 1, and can be reached at Moorad will formally join the staff starting May 7, she can be reached at For more information about the Legal Department you can reach Legal Director Abed Ayoub at  If you are in need of legal assistance please email