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Ferdose al-Taie Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Maryland
  • 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 Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, Securities Law Certificate, 2015

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 and compliance (including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs),virtual exchanges, the EB-5 visa program, anti-money laundering rules (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) issues); antitrust/competition law (including private party litigation, Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), government investigations (civil investigative matters and white collar criminal defense) and high-stakes 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, startups, individuals and corporations, including those subject to parallel criminal and civil investigations. Ms. al-Taie's expertise spans matters involving Dodd-Frank whistleblowers, qui tam matters 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 those 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 defensive roles. Most recently, Ms. al-Taie was Senior Counsel at the District of Columbia headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, 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 (Criminal Division); and Assistant United States Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona (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: Founder and Co-Chair, 2003-2005
    • Raising the Bar: Founder and Editor, 2002-2003
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
    • Mentor, 2017-present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Antitrust Sections
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), SEC Instructor
  • DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, Instructor
  • Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, Board of Directors
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Essential Employee Retention Award, 2013-2015
    • Enforcement Division Director's Group Award for the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative, 2016
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Community Liaison for Civil Rights, 2011
    • Commendation Letter, 2011
    • Public Service Award, 2012
  • 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