Amjad Mahmood Khan teaches Contracts for Foreign Lawyers for Fall 2014. His research and teaching interests are primarily in complex business and commercial litigation, with emphasis on disputes related to contracts, fraud, business torts, intellectual property, insurance and unfair competition. His clients have included a range of high-profile corporations, executives and organizations, including financial firms, major airlines, sports and entertainment entities and religious establishments.
Khan graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College before graduating from Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal. After earning his law degree, Khan served as judicial clerk for the late Honorable Judge Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He currently is Counsel in the Litigation Department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Khan has extensive experience in all aspects of federal and state litigation, including trying cases before juries, drafting and arguing successful dispositive motions, managing large-scale discovery, taking and defending numerous depositions, and negotiating favorable settlements to avoid trial. For three consecutive years, Khan has been named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Los Angeles magazine (2012-2014).
Khan has substantial appellate experience. He has argued several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and has authored briefs for cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal.
Khan devotes a considerable portion of his time to pro bono matters. He has specific experience in asylum and refugee law, deportation defense and legal aid to disaster victims. He has first chaired over two dozen successful immigration and asylum matters. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his pro bono work, which includes sharing the 2012 Muslim Advocates Thurgood Marshall Award for authoring an amicus brief for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in defense of the civil liberties of an American Muslim. He has also testified five times before the U.S. House of Representatives on the human rights abuses of religious minorities in the Near East and South Asia and the efficacy of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
Khan’s scholarship has appeared in Financial Fraud Law Report, Securities Regulation & Law Report, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, and Harvard Human Rights Law Journal.