Nema Milaninia is a lawyer with the Office of the Prosecutor, Appeals Division, for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia where he assists in the prosecution of those most responsible for the crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Prior to joining the ICTY, Mr. Milaninia was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA and New York, NY where his practice focused on white collar crimes, internal investigations, corporate social responsibility, and international litigation. In that capacity, Mr. Milaninia defended and advised clients suspected of violating anti-bribery regimes, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act, and advised and assisted clients in their lawsuits against foreign states. Mr. Milaninia also represented individuals currently detained in Iran assert claims for torture and arbitrary detention against the Iranian government and victims of paramilitary violence in Colombia assert civil claims in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act
Mr. Milaninia received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Milaninia was the President of Iranian American Bar Association. During that time, he founded the IABA/Asian Law Caucus Fellowship and IABA’s series of working group documents. He was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Iranians Count 2010 Census Coalition and an Advisory Board member of the Pars Equality Center.