Abid R. Qureshi, the global chair of Latham’s Recruiting Committee, and Kendall Johnson, the committee’s vice chair, share with The Recorder how the firm is working to remove barriers to entry to the legal profession.
Abid Riaz Qureshi represents clients in government investigations, regulatory proceedings, and complex commercial litigation, drawing on more than two decades of successful trial experience.
Mr. Qureshi helps clients navigate complex, high-value disputes in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and in settlement negotiations.
He regularly handles matters involving:
- False Claims Act
- Healthcare fraud and abuse claims
- Federal securities laws
As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Qureshi has established an impressive track record, including winning on behalf of a client the highest-value arbitration award in Latham’s history. He meticulously prepares a case to understand how a dispute impacts a client’s business and to develop a winning strategy. In the courtroom, Mr. Qureshi is skilled at controlling the course of the case on cross-examination.
Complementing his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Qureshi handles internal corporate investigations, governmental inquiries, and regulatory proceedings. He has particular facility with managing large multi-faceted investigations on behalf of international companies, drawing on experience investigating two of the largest healthcare fraud cases in the country.
Mr. Qureshi served as Co-Chair of the Washington, D.C. office Litigation Department and as Global Chair of Latham’s Pro Bono Committee. Under his leadership, Latham increased pro bono efforts to provide more than 200,000 hours of free legal services annually. He has a long history of providing pro bono legal advice to the Muslim Alliance and immigrants’ rights groups. He received the Servant of Justice Award from the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and the Impact Award from the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association in 2018. He currently serves as the Recruiting Committee Chair.
In September 2016, President Obama nominated Mr. Qureshi to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.