Asaad K. Siddiqi

Asaad represents clients and maximizes their interests on an extensive list of issues and subject areas. With the benefit of broad-based experiences gained while working at high-end litigation firms for almost twenty years, Asaad regularly leads clients through litigation and provides counsel in connection with commercial, business, and non-profit organization matters, intra-corporate/shareholder battles, employment and labor disputes, estate and trust disputes, and insurance/indemnification issues. He also handles client matters that involve allegations of white-collar crime and regulatory non-compliance, the First Amendment, professional misconduct and attorney ethics. He regularly appears in state and federal court and before arbitration panels. Asaad serves on both the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee and the New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charges Committee as well as a board member for both the Bergen County Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

Asaad also guides a growing number of business clients on corporate governance, best practices, information security, compliance, dispute resolution and international transactions. In addition, he serves as outside counsel to nonprofits and cultural organizations.

Asaad is passionate about the law and has commented on supporting the work of the judiciary, the case for increasing diversity in the legal profession and other legal issues. He also writes and speaks on various topics, including white-collar crime, compliance, insurance coverage and diversity, and has served as a member of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board since 2011.

He has been a fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2017. Peers have given 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. And in 2012, he 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.*

Experience

Education

  • St. John’s School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Rutgers University, B.A., History, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York, 2004

Court Admissions

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation, fellow
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Bergen County Bar Association, member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, member
  • National Association of Muslim Lawyers, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Asian-Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, lifetime member
  • National Asian-Pacific Lawyers Association, member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association General Council, member, 2011-2014
  • New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, member and co-founder, board member, four-term president 2008-2014
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel, member, 2008-2013
  • New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, 2009-2013, and chair, 2012, Diversity Trailblazer Award Criteria Review Subcommittee
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York, member and co-founder, two-term vice president and board member 2006-2011
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee, vice chair, 2007-2008

Professional Activities

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, member, 2016-present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charges Committee, member, 2014-present
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board, member, 2011-present
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Board of Trustees member, 2017-present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Board of Trustees member, 2020
  • Asian-Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, member, 2012-2014
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, member, 2009-2011

Publications

  • Co-Special Editor, 10-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Tax Law,” December 2019
  • Co-Special Editor, 13-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “View From the Judiciary,” June 2018
  • Co-Special Editor, eight-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Cybersecurity,” December 2016
  • 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
  • Author, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Newsletter, “Is FCPA Insurance Coverage Right for Your Company?” April 5, 2013
  • Special Editor, 10-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “White-Collar Crime,” February 2013
  • Author, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What American Companies Doing Business Overseas Need to Know,” February 2013
  • Author, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Newsletter, “Foreign Corruption Endangers Bottom Lines in America,” June 8, 2012
  • Co-Special Editor, 15-article New Jersey Lawyer Magazine issue, “Business Development and Marketing,” April 2012
  • Author, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, “Ethical Considerations for Attorney Marketing,” April 2012
  • Co-author, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, “The Future of Business Development for New Jersey Law Firms in 2012,” April 2012 (with Susan B. Storch)
  • Author, 14 N.Y. INT’L L. REV. 43, “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,” 2001
  • Comment, http://www.ascap.com/musicbiz/burkan, “Exempting Deep Pockets: A Criticism of Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and an Appeal for More Protection,” originally published online Aug. 1, 2000
  • Case Summary/Recent Decision, 13 N.Y. INT’L L. REV. 123, 2000, “In re Impounded,” 178 F.3d 150 (3rd Cir. 1999)

Lectures and Appearances

  • Panelist, ABA Section of Litigation, Tips for Effectively Dealing With Inside and Outside Clients, March 26, 2019
  • 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

Media Mentions

  • “Designing a Facilitation Payments Policy to Minimize Liability and Retain Flexibility (Part Two of Two),” The FCPA Report, August 8, 2012
  • “Designing a Facilitation Payments Policy to Minimize Liability and Retain Flexibility (Part One of Two),” The FCPA Report, July 25, 2012
  • “Muslims in the American Legal Profession,” radio interview and discussion, WBAI 99.5, Radio Tahrir, September 6, 2011
  • Quoted, “Christie Blasts Critics of New Judge,” The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2011
  • Quoted, “Superior Court Nominee Rose to Prominence as Key Voice of N.J.’s Muslim Community,” The Star Ledger, February 13, 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Chosen as Professional Lawyer of the Year, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism, November 2017
  • Named to New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars© List, 2009-2016
  • Selected for New Jersey Law Journal‘s New Leaders of the Bar, 2112
  • 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

Clerkship

  • Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2001-2002.
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