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Vinoda Basnayake

Vinoda Basnayake

Partner

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
vinoda.basnayake@nelsonmullins.com

Vinoda Basnayake assists foreign governments and international corporations in legislative and policy matters. In addition to his international experience, Mr. Basnayake has strong local connections within the Washington DC community.

Vinoda Basnayake assists foreign governments and international corporations in legislative and policy matters. In addition to his international experience, Mr. Basnayake has strong local connections within the Washington DC community.

Vinoda Basnayake

Vinoda Basnayake assists foreign governments and international corporations in legislative and policy matters. In addition to his international experience, Mr. Basnayake has strong local connections within the Washington DC community.

Experience

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Experience

  • Advises foreign governments on U.S. policy and on how best to enhance their relationships with the U.S. government and advocate their policy objectives
  • Has organized and participated in congressional delegations, trade missions, and regional economic conferences for sovereign clients
  • Has advised international corporations looking to enter new markets or enhance international operations
  • Has an extensive network of contacts and access to specialized local resources throughout the Middle East and South Asia
  • Has worked with developers looking to enhance their footprint in Washington DC
  • Has lobbied the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the City Council on various matters regarding economic development

Previous Professional Experience

  • Patton Boggs LLP, Associate and Special Advisor, Sovereign Representation Practice (2008-2014)
  • International Gateway, International Trade Center, Interim Director (2006)
  • World Bank, Development Economics Group, Financial Analyst (2003-2005)
  • U.S. Congressman Ronald Dellums (CA-9) (2002)

 

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD (2008)
  • The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania , Certificate in Business and Public Policy (2008)
  • Georgetown University, BSBA, cum laude (2003)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey

Practice Areas

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  • The Legal 500 United States: Government: Government relations (2020)
  • Most Influential Washingtonians Under 40, Washington Life (2010-2019)
  • Top 40 Under 40, Washington Business Journal (2018)
  • Washington's Power 30 Under 30 (2010)
  • ReOpen DC Advisory Committee, Faith, Arts, Culture, Hotels, Entertainment, and Sports Committee
  • Chairman, DC Commission on Nightlife and Culture (2019-Present)
  • Chairman, DC Vote (2017-Present), Board of Directors (2014-Present)
  • Advisory Council, National Children’s Museum, (2019-Present)
  • National Leadership Council, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Victory Fund (2018-Present)
  • Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser Transition Team (2014)
  • CityCenterDC Residential Advisory Committee, Councilmember Muriel Bowser’s Representative (2012)
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