Babak Hoghooghi

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Babak Hoghooghi joined PAAIA (Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans) as the organization's Executive Director at the time of its inception in 2007. Prior to joining PAAIA, Babak was an attorney practicing at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, from 1994 to 2006. As a member of the Energy and Project Finance Group in the firm's Washington D.C. office, Babak's transactional practice focused on the development, financing and acquisition of international and domestic power projects. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hoghooghi earned his law degree in 1994 at the Georgetown University Law Center. Before entering law school, he received a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and worked as a licensed professional engineer at the Ralph M. Parsons Company in Pasadena, California for four years.

Babak is a founder of The Iranian American Bar Association, and acted as the organization's elected President and Board Member from 2001 to June 2005. Mr. Hoghooghi was also one of the founding trustees of the Iranian American Political Action Committee, and acted as an elected member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee until January 2005.

Babak was born and raised in Iran, and moved to the United States in 1979 to continue his studies."[1]

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