Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, author and activist and is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Amal specializes in human rights and international law with many high-profile clients, including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for his fight against extradition.
Amal Clooney (nee Amaluddin) was born on February 3, 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon at the time of the Lebanese Civil War. The Alamuddin family migrated to England and finally settled in Gerrards Cross when Amal was two years old. Ramzi Alamuddin, her father, earned his MBA degree from the American University of Beirut and later owned the COMET travel agency. Bariaa Alamuddin, her mother, is a foreign editor of the Pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper and also the founder of the International Communication Experts, a public relations company. Her company mainly handles celebrity guest bookings, event promotions and public photography.