Biography

Adeel Mangi is a litigator with extensive experience trying “bet the company” and high-stakes cases to judges and juries in state and federal courts around the country.  Mr. Mangi recently secured the largest jury verdict in the history of the Virginia court system with a $2 billion verdict after a seven-week jury trial in a case involving theft of trade secrets in the software industry.  Mr. Mangi also secured the largest settlement with New York state in history in cases involving the death of a state prison inmate on the morning of closing arguments after a two-and-a-half week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Mangi has represented other clients in a variety of industries in state and federal courts around the country across a range of subject matters including commercial contracts, false advertising, and consumer protection statutes.

Benchmark Litigation noted that peers describe Mr. Mangi as “meticulous and relentless,” and “an unflappable whiz at everything he does.”  In 2022, he was featured in The American Lawyer’s ‘Litigators of the Week’ section in connection with a jury trial verdict.  He has also been highlighted repeatedly, including in 2022, as a “Client Service All-Star” by The BTI Consulting Group. This award recognizes attorneys who “stand above all the others in delivering the absolute best in client service.” He was named a "Future Star" for the years 2017-2020 by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation. From 2016-2018 Mr. Mangi was also named to Benchmark’s “40 & Under Hot List.” The list recognizes “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners” ages 40 and under. Mr. Mangi was previously named a “2014 Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, which recognizes the most promising lawyers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities; a “Rising Star” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity & the Bar magazine, which selected 12 up-and-coming attorneys for 2014; and as one of the National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association's "Best Lawyers Under 40" for 2014. Mr. Mangi is also a 2013 graduate of the Microsoft Litigation Group's highly prestigious Trial Advocacy Academy.

Mr. Mangi has also litigated numerous high-profile civil rights cases.  These included some of the most closely watched religious freedom cases of the Trump era, which involved two different Muslim communities denied permission to build mosques in various towns and cities.  Mr. Mangi also tried a lawsuit in 2020 involving the death of a mentally ill African-American inmate who was alleged to have been killed by white prison guards in a retaliatory beating.  Mr. Mangi has filed a series of amicus briefs on behalf of a coalition of cross-faith religious groups on issues including DACA, the border wall, and on LGBTQ+ civil rights issues.  Between 2017 and 2019, based upon work pioneered and led by Mr. Mangi, Patterson Belknap was awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" by the Alliance of Families for Justice; the “Legal Leadership Award” by the American Civil Liberties Union—New Jersey; the “Champions of Justice” award by the Muslim Bar Association of New York; the “Religious Liberty Award" (2018) and the “Landmark” litigation award (2017) by the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association; and the Trailblazer Award by the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey. Mr. Mangi was also declared Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association of New York. Also in 2017, Mr. Mangi Chaired the Federal Bar Council’s annual Law Day Dinner celebrating the Rule of Law before some 850 attorneys and federal judges.

Mr. Mangi joined the Firm in 2000 upon his graduation from Harvard Law School with an LL.M. Mr. Mangi was at Harvard as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar. Prior to that time, Mr. Mangi qualified as a British Barrister at Law as a Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, during which time his two-person team won the National Bar Providers Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mangi also holds a First Class Degree in Law from the University of Oxford (Pembroke College), where he held the Roger Bannister Scholarship for Academics and Sports and Domus scholarships. Mr. Mangi's two-person team was also the winner of the Oxford University Inner Temple Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Mangi serves as an ally on the Board of Directors of the National LGBT Bar Association, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Alliance of Families for Justice and the Center for Security, Race and Rights at Rutgers Law School.  He previously served six terms on the Board of the Muslim Bar Association of New York and on the Boards of the Legal Aid Society of Muslims for Progressive Values.

Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; Second Circuit; Third Circuit; Fourth Circuit; Eighth Circuit; Ninth Circuit; Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern; Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; District of New Jersey 
  • New York
  • New Jersey 
  • England; Wales
Languages
  • Urdu
  • Sindhi (spoken)
  • Hindi (spoken)