Ambereen K. Shaffie


Ms. Shaffie is the President and Managing Partner of Shaffie Law and Policy, based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. She practices environmental law and policy, most recently focused on enabling the implementation of environmental law, including the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement.


Her areas of expertise include cooling and energy efficiency, power sector transformation, short-lived climate pollutants, litigation, Superfund law, and climate impacts on health. She has managed and implemented environmental projects in multiple countries and continents


Previously, Ms. Shaffie litigated federal environmental cases focused on the cleanup of large landfills in the United States, and prior to that, she served as a law clerk at The District of Columbia Superior Court. 

Ms. Shaffie holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, a J.D from the University of Kansas School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Kansas.  Her undergraduate thesis focused on sustainable development, women's empowerment, and microcredit, based on her field research in Pakistan. Throughout her professional life, she has continued to focus on development and women's economic and social empowerment, engaging in field work, grassroots efforts and pro bono law. 

Following law school, she served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Egypt, delivering lectures at local Rotary clubs throughout Cairo, and designing a program to combat underemployment with an NGO.  Her research at the American University in Cairo focused on virtual laboratories - online platforms to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in developing economies.


Ms. Shaffie's pro bono practice and civic work includes serving victims of domestic violence and abuse in marginalized communities, nonprofit consulting, community organizing, and building interfaith alliances. She served as the founding co-leader for two and a half years of the DC Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national peace-building organization founded by and for women.

Ms. Shaffie consults, trains, and lectures regularly on environmental law and policy, interfaith issues, gender justice, Islamic law and Islam.

LLM, American University in Cairo, 2009
JD, University of Kansas, 2008

BA, University of Kansas, 2004



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