Mohamed Awan is a litigation attorney who represents his clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, among others. 

  • Manages, researches, and drafts motions in state and federal courts, including motions to dismiss, to consolidate, to compel, and for protective order
  • Counsels clients on trial strategy, coordinating with expert witnesses, expert reports, and testimony
  • Handles fact and expert depositions



Representative Matters

  • Advised publicly traded company in response to requests for information from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in connection with its examination of trading activity
  • Part of a team that counseled investment fund sponsors on organizing, structuring, marketing, negotiating, and closing multibillion-dollar private equity funds
  • Assisted with class action and complex litigation matters involving consumer finance and product liability matters
  • Advised client on acquisition of non-U.S. consumer product manufacturer, including assessment of client's exposure under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for healthcare claims

Prior Experience

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY, Associate, 2014-2017
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Kansas City, MO, Associate, 2013-2014
  • Altria Group, Inc., Washington, DC, Law Clerk, Government Affairs Law Support Group, 2009-2011


  • Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2011-2013


  • Arabic




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