June 12

D.C. Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Conspiracy Charges against Somaliland’s Former Director-General of Education

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an opinion yesterday affirming the dismissal of conspiracy charges against firm client Ali Mohamed Ali..

October 5

National Law Journal: Negotiator Accused of Piracy

THIS STORY APPEARED IN National Law Journal: By: Mike Scarcella “When a group of armed pirates invaded a merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia in 2008, a man named Ali Mohamed Ali wasn’t anywhere near the attack. . . . Ali’s lawyers, including Matthew Peed of Washington’s Clinton Brook & Peed, argue that Ali,.

July 13

CB&P Secures Landmark International Law Ruling in Favor of Pro Bono Client

Washington, D.C.—In the matter of United States v. Ali Mohamed Ali, federal District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle issued a landmark ruling, finding that there is no crime of conspiracy to commit piracy under international law. Defendant Ali is the former Director-General of Education for Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous republic within Somalia. In April 2011, he.