Mohammed T. Farooqui

Mohammed advises clients on ethics and compliance practices and white collar prosecutions.
Mohammed Farooqui, Associate, ArentFox Schiff

Mohammed has conducted internal and external investigations to assess compliance with federal and state laws, advised companies on adopting strategies to ensure compliance with anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations, and defended companies and individuals in actions brought by the DOJ and SEC.

Mohammed recently served as the lead associate on the first multi-year DOJ/SEC FCPA compliance monitorship of a Russian company. His past experience includes leading a team of ArentFox Schiff attorneys tasked with reviewing the practices and procedures of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. Mohammed's regulatory enforcement experience includes serving as a core member of a team appointed by the New York State Department of Financial Services to investigate and monitor one of the world’s largest corporate and investment banks, where he worked on assessing the bank’s compliance with sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations. In connection with this investigation, Mohammed drafted a final report for the New York State Department of Financial Services, which provided assessments of the bank’s compliance program and recommendations for improvement.

Mohammed has represented clients in various actions brought by the DOJ, SEC, and other prosecutorial agencies. His experience includes defending clients accused of violating campaign finance laws, committing honest services fraud, and committing securities violations. He has also assisted clients dealing with legal issues relating to cryptocurrency, including successfully defending a client alleged to have laundered millions of dollars in Bitcoin earned through illicit sales on a black market website.

Previous Work

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Mohammed was the Diversity Scholarship recipient in 2013.

Professional Activities

Mohammed is a member of ArentFox Schiff’s Pro Bono Committee.

In 2018, Mohammed was selected to be a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder. In 2022, he was selected as an LCLD Fellow.

Life Beyond the Law

Mohammed is an active alumni of the Ronald H. Brown Program, which offers students of color opportunities designed to foster success in law school and beyond. In his free time, Mohammed hopelessly roots for his beloved New York Knicks.



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