Faculty Profiles

Amjad Khan

Amjad Mahmood Khan

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Claremont McKenna College, 2001
J.D. Harvard Law School, 2004

Amjad Mahmood Khan teaches Contracts for Foreign Lawyers. 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, antitrust and unfair competition and the False Claims Act. His clients have included a range of high-profile corporations, executives and organizations, including financial firms, major airlines 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 Partner at Brown, Neri & Smith LLP.

Khan has extensive stand-up trial experience, having won multiple significant jury verdicts including an award of $12.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Khan has significant appellate experience briefing and arguing appeals in both state and federal courts across the nation. Khan has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2012.

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, Harvard International Law Journal, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, and Harvard Human Rights Law Journal.