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Imani C. Tisdale’s practice focuses on the representation of sovereign nations, state-owned entities, and private-sector entities in high-stakes international arbitrations and domestic disputes. Ms. Tisdale has extensive experience working with clients throughout Latin America, and has used her advanced Portuguese-language skills to advocate on behalf of Brazilian clients.

Uniquely, Ms. Tisdale’s practice goes beyond litigation to include international corporate finance. As an active participant in these matters, Ms. Tisdale has assisted with the successful execution of multimillion dollar agreements.

Throughout her career, Ms. Tisdale has also maintained an active pro bono practice. Amongst her wide range of pro bono matters, Ms. Tisdale has assisted a child-victim of abuse obtain refuge in the United States; helped formerly incarcerated individuals overcome housing and employment obstacles; and represented a foreign parent whose children were abducted and taken to the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tisdale served as a law clerk for Judge Victor A. Bolden in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She also practiced as an associate at an international law firm in New York.

Ms. Tisdale graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was managing editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review; studied in both Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal; and shadowed Judge David Poole of the Boston Municipal Court.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2018
  • B.A., American Civilization and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, Brown University, 2012


  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Judge Victor A. Bolden