Muhammad U. Faridi '04

Muhammad U. Faridi is a partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap, where he works in the litigation department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, and he has handled a wide variety of litigation matters at various stages for large financial institutions, such as financial guarantors and hedge funds. He was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for having rendered outstanding service to both the community and the legal profession. 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, Faridi served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude from John Jay in 2004 and went on to attend City University of New York School of Law, where he graduated in 2007.