Biography

Sofie Syed is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Ms. Syed served as a law clerk to the Hon. Eric Vitaliano and the Hon. Peggy Kuo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and practiced in the New York office of an international law firm.

Representative Matters

Representing financial guaranty insurer in litigation against sponsor and originator of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Representing executive officers and members of Board of Directors of pharmaceutical company in connection with shareholder derivative litigation.

Representing pharmaceutical manufacturer in products liability actions.

Pro Bono

Representing class of New York nursing home residents in suit against the State for failure to properly administer Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program.

Representing watchdog organization in lawsuit brought under Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Filed amicus brief on behalf of the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality in challenge to Terrorist Screening Database in the Fourth Circuit.

Filed amicus brief on behalf of Muslim bar associations and Muslim law student associations in challenge to travel ban in the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, filed amicus brief on behalf of the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality in challenges to travel ban in federal courts across the country, including the Ninth Circuit and Eastern District of New York.

Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, filed amicus brief on behalf of civil rights organizations in People v. Bridgeforth, precedent-setting New York Court of Appeals case extending application of Batson v. Kentucky to peremptory strikes based on skin color during jury selection.

Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York