Randy Ali is USAID/Ukraine's Resident Legal Officer and the Mission's COVID Response Lead. He joined USAID in September 2011 as a Foreign Service Attorney.
He previously served as the Resident Legal Officer in Manila, Philippines (where he covered the bilateral Philippines program as well as the regional programs in the Pacific Islands and Mongolia), and most recently served as the Resident Legal Officer in Islamabad, Pakistan. Before joining USAID, Randy was a corporate finance lawyer in the London office of Allen & Overy, LLP, an international law firm.
Randy’s practice was focused on representing private equity funds, financial sponsors, investment banks and issuers in project finance and capital markets transactions in emerging economies, primarily, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bahrain and Ukraine. Randy also has experience funding and promoting sustainable development programs throughout the United States while working at the Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation in New York.
After law school, Randy advised member states at the Hague Conference on Private International Law on cross-border issues related to international commercial arbitration and judicial cooperation.
Randy received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. Prior to entering law school, he received a dual degree in International Relations and Public Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.