Ashianna Esmail is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Flexport, Inc. At Flexport, Ashianna is active in the Company’s Pride Alliance employee resource group as well as the Company’s global humanitarian aid and environmental sustainability efforts through Flexport.org. Prior to joining Flexport, Ashianna was Product & Regulatory Counsel at PayPal, where she was focused on PayPal’s Xoom product and its mission of financial inclusion and democratizing financial services for people all over the world. Prior to Paypal, Ashianna was an associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP in San Francisco, California where her practice focused on corporate transactions including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. She also represented public and private companies in connection with securities laws compliance and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Esmail served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Emily C. Hewitt of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She also practiced in the General Counsel’s office of Telecom Development Company of Afghanistan, Ltd. (Roshan) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ashianna received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School and her BA at the University of California at Berkeley. Ashianna is committed to furthering Flexport’s mission of making global trade easier and more accessible for everyone.
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