Attorney and WISE Shura Council Member
Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)
Necva Solak is an attorney whose experience is in government and public policy. She is currently a litigator for the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. She has also worked for the NYC Mayor’s Office as Assistant Counsel to implement procurement policy and reform. She earned her J.D. from New York Law School and received her B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. Mrs. Solak’s background in government includes various internships with the Charities and Civil Rights Bureaus of the NYS Attorney General’s Office and for the Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. She was a foreign policy research assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. and a legal studies intern at the Center for Islamic Studies in Istanbul, Turkey. Mrs. Solak is fluent in Turkish and has published an article entitled, “Egypt’s Reservations to the U.N.C.E.D.A.W and Women’s Right’s in Egypt”, in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.