Liza Baron is a managing director in the Mintz Group’s Washington, DC office and oversees the company’s Middle East and North Africa practice. She manages due-diligence and internal investigations, international asset searches and litigation support matters. She regularly travels to the Middle East to undertake discreet inquiries and fieldwork for sensitive cases, and has developed a wide network of sources across the region in a variety of sectors.
Liza has extensive experience conducting intensive research projects and interviews across the Middle East, including in Lebanon, U.A.E., Morocco and Jordan. Previously, Liza represented a number of international NGOs in the Middle East, including in Egypt, Oman and Yemen, and led implementation of youth empowerment, community economic strengthening and humanitarian programs.
Liza received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study political economy and development and earned a Master’s in Public Policy, jointly awarded by the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals in Barcelona, Spain. Her thesis focused on integrating transparency in the extractive sectors of developing, resource-rich countries. Liza received her B.A. in Anthropology and Arabic from Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude. She won a Fulbright scholarship in Morocco to examine the government’s use of compulsory religious education as a vehicle for political and social messaging.