Biography

Sofie Syed is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. From 2018 to 2019, Ms. Syed served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  From 2017 to 2018, she served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Peggy Kuo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Representative Matters

Pro Bono

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