Awards & Media
Mr. Mangi has been recognized by a number of legal publications and associations as a leading contributor to the practice of law and his community.
Patterson Belknap received four awards in 2017 and 2018 based upon work pioneered and led by Mr. Mangi: the “Legal Leadership Award” by the American Civil Liberties Union—New Jersey; the Muslim Bar Association of New York’s “Champions of Justice Award,” the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association’s “Landmark Litigation Award,” and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey’s "Trailblazer Award."
Also in 2017, Mr. Mangi received the South Asian Bar Association of New York’s "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" award.
Mr. Mangi was recently featured in The National LGBT Bar Association’s Ally Initiative membership spotlight. To read the article, please click here.
- “Hot List” – Benchmark Litigation (2016, 2017 and 2018). The list recognizes “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners” ages 40 and under. According to the publication, “[t]hrough a process of peer review and case examination, this list has been compiled over a process of many months to assemble this collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys.”
“Future Star” – Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2016). The publication recognizes lawyers “seen as on the cusp of established stardom by the market, [who] play a vital role in illustrating a firm's bench strength and its generational succession plan.”
“Rising Star” – New York Law Journal (2014). The publication 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. The publication notes that these lawyers “represent the next generation of dynamic, intelligent and civic minded New York bar leaders.”
“Rising Star” – Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity & the Bar magazine (2014). MCCA selected 12 up-and-coming attorneys for 2014. The publication notes these lawyers for their “immense talent and ability to rise to the occasion.”
"Best Lawyers Under 40" – National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association (2014). The organization selected 21 honorees from across the United States who “have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields while demonstrating a strong commitment to the community at relatively early stages in their careers.”
Mr. Mangi’s work includes cases of public importance that have been covered extensively in the media. Examples of recent coverage include:
"'We're going to stand up for ourselves': Why this lawyer sued two towns that denied mosques" (NBC, March 12, 2018)
"N.J. Muslims win another one against the bigots" (Star-Ledger, February 4, 2018)
"New Jersey city to settle lawsuit over denied mosque" (NBC News, February 1, 2018)
"Settlement Eases the Way for Mosque in Bayonne" (The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2018)
"Bayonne settles lawsuit with Muslim group, clearing the way for mosque" (Jersey Journal, January 31, 2018)
“Patterson Belknap Tackles Islamophobia In NJ Pro Bono Case” (Law360, June 22, 2017)
“What these N.J. officials really owe Muslims is an apology” (Star-Ledger, May 31, 2017)
“New Jersey Town to pay $3.25 million in lawsuit over mosque” (CNN, May 30, 2017)
“Settlements with New Jersey Suburb Clear Way for Proposed Mosque” (The New York Times, May 30, 2017)
“Justice Department Probing N.J. Town Over Mosque Denial as Another Town Settles” (US News & World Report, May 30, 2017)
“New Jersey Muslim Group Sues over Rejection of mosque plan” (CNN, May 27, 2017)
“Muslim Group Sues Bayonne Over Mosque Zoning Denial” (The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2017)
“Federal Judge Says N.J. Town Unconstitutionally Blocked Mosque” (The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2017)
"The Mosque Next Door: City Law vs. Houses of Faith" (The New York Times, December 18, 2016)
"Federal Government Joins New Jersey Muslims in Fight Over Mosque Approval" (The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2016)
“Muslims Sue Over Denial of Bid to Build Mosque in New Jersey Suburb” (The New York Times, March 11, 2016)
“Islamic Group Files Lawsuit Over Denied Mosque After Years-Long Planning Battle, Vandalism” (NBC News, March 21, 2016)
“N.J. town is the face of bigotry after rejecting mosque” (Star-Ledger, March 25, 2016)