Jawad Muaddi focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. Jawad has experience in class actions and is a member of the firm’s Class Action Working Group. He has been involved with all phases of litigation and has handled matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Jawad currently serves on the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Prior to law school, he worked as a software engineer and obtained a degree in computer science.
While attending law school, Jawad served as executive managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, and his law review note won the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. Jawad also received a TI:GER certificate in Patent and Business Law from Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology. After law school, Jawad clerked for Judge Mark E. Fuller, US District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.
Numerous representations of financial institutions in connection with confidential investigations by the SEC, OCC, CFPB, and FINRA
Representation of financial institution in class action filed on behalf of investors in mortgage-backed securities asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933
Representation of servicer in multiple class actions asserting various claims relating to loan modification practices
Representation of financial institution in multidistrict litigation involving antitrust claims arising out of the bidding for municipal derivatives products
Representation of financial institution in multidistrict litigation involving securities backed by healthcare receivables
Representation of underwriters in class action filed on behalf of shareholders asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933
Representation of financial institution in connection with sale of commercial mortgage-backed securities
Representation of investment bank in connection with success fee dispute
Representation of grocery store chain in class action filed on behalf of shareholders asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933
Representation of electric utility company in arbitration and confirmation proceeding
Representation of technology company in connection with confidential investigation by international regulator concerning antitrust issues
Representation of 379 employers and employer organizations in filing of U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief (Obergefell v. Hodges), which described employers’ concerns about the burdens of state laws that prohibit same-sex marriage
Emory University School of Law, 2007, J.D., With Honors
University of Maryland, 2003, B.S.
US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Member, City Bar Working Group on Racial Equity in the NY State Courts
Member, National Arab American Bar Association
Litigation Committee, New York City Bar Association