Nadia Shihata is Chief of the Organized Crime and Gangs section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since May 2011 and has previously served as a Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Section. Prior to becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Shihata served as a law clerk to the Honorable T.S. Ellis, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a litigation associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, and Appeals Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.
In 2003, she earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. Shihata graduated from Tufts University in 2000 with a B.A. in International Relations and French. In 2008, she also received an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.