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Muhammad Faridi is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including disputes related to structured finance transactions, breach of fiduciary duty, international joint ventures, and fraud. He has handled a wide variety of litigation matters at various stages—including trials and appeals—for large financial institutions, (such as financial guarantors and hedge funds), international manufacturing conglomerates, large pharmaceutical companies, and not-for-profit organizations. His recent victories include obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit related to a business venture focused on ETFs and another lawsuit alleging breaches of subordination and management agreements related to a complex commercial real estate transaction. He has also advised clients with interests in distressed businesses, and his clients have recouped billions of dollars through litigation and out-of-court settlements. 

Mr. Faridi has been recognized by several professional associations and organizations. He was named a “2018 Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, which “recognizes the region’s most promising lawyers who are no older than 40.” He was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hotlist” of practitioners who “have been deemed most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. and Canadian litigation community by peers and clients” for multiple years, including as recently as 2020. He was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, highlighting his recognition by the Young Lawyers Section of the association for having rendered outstanding service to both the community and legal profession. Mr. Faridi has also received The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award for multiple years, MFY Legal Services, Inc.’s Partner in Justice Award, the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s TD Bank Champion of Justice Award, and has been recognized for multiple years as a Rising Star in the New York-Metro edition of Super Lawyers. 

From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Faridi served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He received his J.D. from City University of New York School of Law, where he served as an Editor of the New York City Law Review. He received his B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, summa cum laude. 

Updated Sep 2021