Mr. Cyrus Amir Mokri
Cyrus Amir-Mokri was born and raised in Tehran,
Iran. He has been living in the United States
After attending Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam,
Wisconsin for one year, Mr. Amir-Mokri attended
Harvard College, graduating in 1986 with a degree
in biochemistry. Mr. Amir-Mokri then studied history
at the University of Chicago, where he concentrated
principally on diplomatic and on modern Middle
Eastern history. A recipient of a Mellon Foundation
dissertation year fellowship, he authored a doctoral
dissertation on Iranian constitutional history.
Upon completing his doctoral studies, Mr. Amir-Mokri
attended the University of Chicago Law School,
from which he was graduated in 1995. Since his
graduation from law school, Mr. Amir-Mokri has
practiced law in Illinois and New York, and has
served as law clerk to the Honorable Bruce M.
Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for
the First Circuit. Mr. Amir-Mokri currently resides
in New York City, where he also practices law.
He is a member of the law firm of Skadden, Arps,
Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.