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Ferdose al-Taie Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • Washington, D.C.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Education

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001

Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1998

Ferdose al-Taie is a member of Dykema’s Commercial Litigation Group and joined the firm in 2017. Ms. al-Taie advocates for clients to resolve complex business challenges in regulatory enquiries and private party disputes involving: securities, compliance, oil and gas, antitrust and competition law, government investigations, white collar criminal defense and business litigation. 

Ms. al-Taie has tried criminal and civil cases to verdict before juries and judges in federal district courts and tribunals, in addition to successfully defending those matters on appeal. She has significant experience settling, mediating and arbitrating disputes to resolution as well.

Her clients include investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, public and private corporations, individuals and corporations subject to parallel criminal and civil investigations. Ms. al-Taie's expertise spans matters involving Dodd-Frank whistleblowers, business dissolutions and employment agreements (unions, trade secrets, non-competition agreements and employment contracts).

Ms. al-Taie began her legal career as a senior law clerk to Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. She spent her next six years of practice at two AmLaw 10 firms in the District of Columbia, where she developed significant expertise in antitrust/competition law representing Fortune 50 companies and in the: oil and gas, coal, automotive, defense, pharmaceutical and medical (products, devices and insurance) industries.

In 2009, Ms. al-Taie became a federal prosecutor. Uniquely, she served the United States in criminal prosecution, affirmative civil enforcement and civil defense roles. Most recently, Ms. al-Taie was Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement headquarters in DC, where she led investigations and prosecutions of federal securities law violations, including those with parallel criminal actions. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. al-Taie served at the U.S. Department of Justice in three capacities: Trial Attorney at the Antitrust Division headquarters in DC; Special Assistant United States Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia’s Criminal Division; and Assistant United States Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona’s Civil Division. 

Before she attended law school, Ms. al-Taie was a labor union organizer for the Hotel and Restaurants Employees’ Union in DC, and a medical technologist at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received published author credit for her work on a Lyme disease transplacental transmission study.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2012; 2014-2015
    • Government Attorneys Forum Co-Chair, 2006-2008
    • Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2003-2005
    • Raising the Bar Editor, 2002-2003
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Essential Employee Retention Award, 2013-2015
    • Georgetown University Law Center - Securities Law Certificate, 2015
    • Enforcement Division Director's Group Award for the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative, 2016
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Public Service Award, 2011
    • Community Liaison for Civil Rights, 2011
    • Commendation Letter, 2011
  • D.C. Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2003-2008; 2013-2014

Clerkships

Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, 2001-2002