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Idris Motiwala


Idris Motiwala is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. Idris’s practice covers a range of transactional and regulatory matters for both startups and mature companies, including government contractors, health care providers, and developers of emerging technology. Idris provides guidance on everyday corporate governance issues, commercial transactions, and private equity financing.

Idris has a unique blend of law firm and in-house experience. He served as associate general counsel for an emerging space transportation company, where he advised the company through unique challenges, including equity financing, government contracting, CFIUS, international trade, and commercial transactions. While at this space transportation company, Idris taught a course at the University of Texas School of Law titled “Space Law: The Business of Space Operations.” Idris’ corporate experience allows him to effectively guide clients through the various challenges they face.


  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2016)


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Corporate and Transactional

Mergers and Acquisitions

Government Contracts Transactions

Health Care Transactions

Private Equity

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Corporate Counseling, Governance and Compliance

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"Preparing Students for the International New Space Economy," IAF Space Education and Outreach Symposium, 19th International Astronautical Conference, Washington D.C. (October 24, 2019). Speakers: Nathaniel Woodford and Idris Motiwala.

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