Dania Ayoubi

Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022

Dania Ayoubi

By Daily Record Staff

//August 24, 2022

The Honorable Dania Ayoubi

Administrative Law Judge

Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings

In 2021, Dania Ayoubi was appointed an administrative law judge for the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, becoming the first Muslim American to hold the position. She previously served in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for seven years. She initially worked as counsel before being named senior counsel in 2018.

Ayoubi has also worked as an attorney adviser for the Federal Communications Commission, as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Eric T. Washington at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and law clerk for Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. She earned her Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude.

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