- Member of a three-person team which successfully appeared before the Supreme Court in Saint Francis College v. al-Khazraji, which held that Arab Americans are eligible for protection under the Civil Rights Act, 1987
- Former national president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), 1990 to 1994
- Served as a national board member of the Association of Arab-American University Graduate (AAUG), the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ) and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
- Past co-chair of the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- Spearheaded the effort to enact Temporary Protected Status (TPS) a law which allows immigrants in the United States who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. Countries which have received TPS designation include: Lebanon, El Salvador, Liberia, Kuwait, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Angola, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Guinea, Nepal, Yemen, and Syria, 1990
- Participated as a member of an international observer team for the elections in Yemen, 1997
- Led a delegation to the White House to discuss the plight of Syrian refugees, 2015
- Recognized by Fairfax County, Virginia, as an honoree at the proclamation ceremony for the establishment of Arab American Heritage Month, 2016
- Represented clients before numerous meetings of the US Congress and various White House administrations, on matters ranging from civil and human rights to immigration