Education

  • Lehigh University (B.S.B.E., 1999) 
  • Catholic University, Columbus School  
    of Law (J.D., 2003)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, and the District of New Jersey

Mr. Farukhi practices in the Firm’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, Toxic Torts & Products Liability, Environmental, and White Collar Crime practice groups.

In his civil practice, Mr. Farukhi is actively involved with the representation of major global pharmaceutical clients in defense of individual cases in state and federal jurisdictions as well as in multidistrict litigations (“MDLs”).  In this capacity, he manages several aspects of the discovery process, including drafting pleadings and responses to discovery requests.  He also manages a large scale MDL, including the transfer of cases to and from the MDL, the remand of cases from the MDL for trial, and related filings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.  Additionally, Mr. Farukhi assists with the research and retention of various expert witnesses in preparation for trial.  He also has experience with complex litigation matters involving the overlap between federal jurisdiction and Native American tribal jurisdiction.

In his criminal practice, Mr. Farukhi is involved with the representation of a client in defense of various maritime and environmental criminal liabilities resulting from violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.  Further, he has experience with Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues, specifically including matters involving habeas corpus, custody, search and seizure, warrants, Miranda, and jury composition.  Mr. Farukhi also has comprehensive experience with federal sentencing and regularly attends the United States Sentencing Commission’s Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Farukhi worked as a Fraud Surveillance Analyst at the NASD (now part of FINRA) in the Market Regulation Department in Rockville, MD, where he conducted investigations of broker-dealers regarding suspicious trading patterns and activity.

Mr. Farukhi earned his degree in Finance with a concentration in Law from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  He received his law degree from The Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law, where he served as Vice Chancellor of the Moot Court Association and was a member of the Moot Court Association’s National Trials Team.  During law school, he served as a “Rule 16” student prosecutor in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Maryland.  Also during law school, Mr. Farukhi served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where he assisted with the prosecution of cases involving terrorism and national security.

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