After a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Tehran lobbed missiles in retaliation, Iranian American attorneys practicing in the United States are waiting to see how the conflict could potentially affect their practices.
“There’s going to be a reluctance to travel, especially with the people last weekend who were detained at the borders, subjected to additional scrutiny and asked about their political beliefs,” said Sheila Mortazavi, a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth and a board member of the New York chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association, referring to reports of detentions of Iranians and Iranian Americans on the U.S.-Canada border last weekend.
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