Asaad K. Siddiqi

Asaad Siddiqi, a partner, concentrates on commercial litigation, federal/state investigations and compliance, insurance/indemnification, white-collar criminal law, employment and labor, corporate/shareholder disputes, professional misconduct and attorney ethics. He appears in state and federal court and before arbitration panels in cases ranging from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters to whistleblower litigation.

Asaad also guides business clients on issues such as corporate governance, best practices, dispute resolution and international transactions. In addition, he serves as outside counsel to nonprofits and cultural organizations.

Asaad has been quoted in national and state publications about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the judiciary and other legal issues. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been a member of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board since 2011.

He was included from 2009-2016 on the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars© list, lawyers who are 40 or under, or have been practicing for 10 or fewer years, and have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

In addition, peers give him an AV Preeminent™ rating of 4.9 out of 5 for professional excellence, as published in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, an authoritative resource about the legal profession. In 2012, Asaad was named one of the New Jersey Law Journal‘s New Leaders of the Bar, a listing of the top 50 lawyers under the age of 40 to watch in coming years.*



  • Clerkship, Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2001-2002
  • St. John’s School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Rutgers University, B.A., History, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
Career Highlights

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Lawyer of the Year, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism, 2017
  • Chosen as Fellow, Class of 2012, LeadNJ (formerly Leadership New Jersey)
  • Honored by Muslim Bar Association of New York for dedication to improving the bar, service to the Muslim community and five years of board leadership, June 2011
  • Honored by South Asian Law Students Association at St. John’s University School of Law with the 11th Annual Ronald H. Brown Award for commitment to diversity initiatives in the bar, April 2009

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, co-founder, former board member and vice president
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, July 2012-August 2014

Professional Activities

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, 2016-present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charges Committee, 2014-present
  • Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee of the Asian Pacific
  • New Jersey State Bar Association General Council, 2011-2014
  • New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, 2009-2013, and chair, 2012 Diversity Trailblazer Award Criteria Review Subcommittee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, 2009-2011 term
  • Advisory Panel, American Bar Association, 2008-2013
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee, vice chair, 2007-2008


  • Author, “Ethical Considerations for Attorney Marketing 2014,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, July 2014
  • Co-Special Editor, 13-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Compliance,” June 2014
  • Special Editor, 11-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Young Lawyers,” August 2013
  • Special Editor, 10-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “White Collar Crime,” February 2013
  • Author, “Is FCPA Insurance Coverage Right for Your Company?” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Newsletter, April 5, 2013
  • Author, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What American Companies Doing Business Overseas Need to Know,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, February 2013
  • Author, “Foreign Corruption Endangers Bottom Lines in America,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Newsletter, June 8, 2012
  • Co-Special Editor, 15-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Business Development and Marketing,” April 2012
  • Author, “Ethical Considerations for Attorney Marketing,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2012
  • Co-author, “The Future of Business Development for New Jersey Law Firms in 2012,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2012 (with Susan B. Storch)
  • Author, “Welcome to the City of Bytes? A Survey of Traditional Methods Employed in the International Application of Jurisdiction over Internet Activities, Including a Critique of Suggested Approaches,” 14 N.Y. INT’L L. REV. 43 (2001)
  • Case Summary/Recent Decision, “In re Impounded, 178 F.3d 150 (3rd Cir. 1999),” 13 N.Y. INT’L L. REV. 123 (2000)

Lectures and Appearances

  • Panelist, Judicial Clerkships, North American South Asian Law Students Association, March 26, 2016
  • Speaker, “The FCPA & Why It Matters,” Continuing Education Seminar at Leaf, Saltzman, Manganelli, Tendler & Miele, LLP, August 23, 2012
  • Speaker, “Know Your Rights” Presentation, Princeton University, June 19, 2010
  • Panelist, “Legal & Financial Seminar for New York/New Jersey Area Mosques & Nonprofits – Nonprofit Governance 101: What Every Muslim Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know,” Muslim Advocates, March 6, 2010
  • Panelist, “Muslim Americans and the Legal Profession after September 11,” Yale Law School’s Rebellious Lawyering Conference, February 20, 2010
  • Panelist, “Sixth Annual Constance Baker Motley Symposium: Diversity at the Downturn,” New York State Bar Association, January 25, 2010
  • Panelist, “Legal Advocacy Activism,” Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals, March 27, 2008
New Leaders of the Bar Badge

*The New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list is published by Thomson Reuters; its selection methodology can be found here. The AV Preeminent ratings are published by Martindale-Hubbell; its selection methodology is here. The New Leaders of the Bar list is published by the New Jersey Law Journal; its selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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