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EDUCATION

University of Utah J.D. and MBA, 2011

University of Southern California B.A., Political Science, Minor in Business Law, 2007

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

California

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity, Co-Founded International Organization (2002 - Present)

 

Publication

Wayne Sandholtz, Creating Authority by the Council: The International Criminal Tribunals, in THE INSTITUTION OF INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY: LAW, POLITICS, AND THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL 131 (Bruce Cronin & Ian Hurd eds., 2008).

 

Languages

Fluent in Hindi, fluent in Modern Standard Arabic reading and writing and proficient in Spanish.

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M. Tahir Farukhi

ASSOCIATE

(California Bar Number 290028) graduated from the University of Southern California in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Business Law. In addition to his coursework, Mr. Farukhi was on the Executive Board for the USC Student Senate Academic Affairs Committee. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.  At the University of Utah, Mr. Farukhi earned an award for one of the largest amount of pro bono hours worked and participated in the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy competitions.  Additionally, Mr. Farukhi authored and published an article on the legitimacy of the Special Courts in Sierra Leone.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Farukhi was Legal Counsel at a publicly traded Japanese home furnishing company and a Litigation Associate at a national law firm, where he gained experience in numerous litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Farukhi has extensive experience conducting all aspects of litigation and drafting agreements for publicly traded companies.  Mr. Farukhi is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District.

Mr. Farukhi has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and co-founded Humanitarian Day, where over 3,000 homeless people are provided basic necessities.