Sarah Syed

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Sarah I. Syed is a New York attorney and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Ms. Syed represents clients in litigation matters across a variety of industries, including insurance, healthcare, hospitality, aviation, energy and housing. She advises clients on a variety of commercial and civil litigation matters, including regulatory compliance and employment disputes.

While in law school, Ms. Syed worked as a student attorney at the University of Michigan's Human Trafficking Clinic and Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic where she represented clients in matters ranging from T visa applications to riparian rights. Ms. Syed was also selected to work as a legal extern in Geneva, Switzerland, at the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the Women's Rights and Gender Section. At the U.N., she drafted biennial reports to be sent to the U.N. Secretary-General and assisted in developing presentations for judges in Latin America on gender stereotyping and bias evidence in sexual violence cases.

Ms. Syed also worked with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) throughout law school, where she represented foreign nationals seeking special immigrant visas for admission to the U.S. In addition, Ms. Syed served as an executive and articles editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
Spoken Languages
  • Urdu