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Muhammad Faridi Appointed to Mayor Adams’ Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

April 21, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, Muhammad Faridi was appointed to serve on the New York City Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary (“MACJ”). As a member of the Committee, Mr. Faridi will help “ensure that only candidates with the highest qualifications and from diverse backgrounds are nominated for judicial appointments to criminal and family courts, as well as interim appointments to civil court.

Mr. Faridi is joined by George Silver of Silverstar Mediation and Arbitration LLC; RoseAnn Branda, Executive Partner and Co-Director of Abrams, Fensterman, LLP; Michael Cahill, President and Joseph Crea Dean of Brooklyn Law School; Monica Drinane, former Supervising Judge in the Bronx County Family Court; Keisha-Ann Gray of Proskauer Rose LLP; Richard Gutierrez, Chair of New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Discipline; L. Priscilla Hall of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services; Everett Hopkins of Hopkins Law Group, LLC; Judy Kluger of Sanctuary for Families; Martin LaFalce, Assistant Professor at St. John’s University School of Law; The Hon. William Mastro of the New York Supreme Court; Christopher Morel of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Angélicque Moreno of Avanzino & Moreno, P.C.; Vianny Pichardo of Beazley’s Cyber and Executive Risk Group; Thomas Principe of Kramer Dillof, Livingston & Moore; Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of JCCA; Julian Yap, Cofounder and President of Realm; and David Zornow of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Mr. Faridi is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation department. He focuses his practice on complex commercial matters. He has represented clients—as both plaintiffs and defendants—in several industries, including commercial real estate, hedge funds, REITs, insurance, manufacturing, software, pharmaceuticals, and non-for-profit organizations. In 2021, he was elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to modernize and improve the law. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Senior U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of New York.

To read the New York City Office of the Mayor press release, please click here.