Mohammed T. Farooqui

Mohammed is an associate in the New York office where he is a member of the Complex Litigation, Government Enforcement & White Collar, and Investigations groups.
Mohammed T. Farooqui, Associate, Arent Fox

Mohammed has experience conducting internal investigations to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, defending companies, investors, and municipal clients against actions by the SEC, and advising clients on a range of employment issues. He has also represented a pharmaceutical-goods manufacturer and defeated a competitor's request for preliminary and permanent injunction in a breach of contract and antitrust suit.

Mohammed’s internal investigation and regulatory enforcement experience includes serving as a core member of a team appointed by the New York State Department of Financial Services to investigate and monitor one of the world’s largest corporate and investment banks, where he worked on assessing the bank’s compliance with sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations.  In connection with this investigation, Mohammed assisted in the drafting of a final report for the New York State Department of Financial Services, which provided assessments of the bank’s compliance program and recommendations for improvement. 

Previous Work

During law school, Mohammed worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he composed briefs for state and federal courts, as well as the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also interned for the Honorable Louis York of the New York County Supreme Court, the Queens Legal Aid Society, and the in-house legal department of an international life insurance company.

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Mohammed was the Diversity Scholarship recipient in 2013.

Professional Activities

In 2018, Mohammed was selected to be a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow.

Mohammed is involved in Arent Fox’s participation in the Harvard Child Advocacy Program. In connection with this project, Mohammed drafted a report detailing abuses suffered by orphaned, institutionalized, and homeless children titled “Recognizing Abuses Against Unparented Children: A Review of the Department of State’s 2014 Human Rights Report.”  

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Recent publications include:

  • Report of The New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Human Trafficking: State of the Law, Need for Reform, Research Assistant to the Child Trafficking Subcommittee.

Life Beyond the Law

Mohammed is an active alumni of the Ronald H. Brown Program, which offers students of color opportunities designed to foster success in law school and beyond. In his free time, Mohammed hopelessly roots for his beloved New York Knicks.