Sofie Syed joined Friedman Kaplan in October 2022 to focus on white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Syed represents clients across a broad array of industries in complex commercial litigation, sensitive internal investigations, and white collar defense. Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, she was an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP where she focused on commercial disputes in the tech and finance industries as well as public interest litigation. Prior to that, she was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP where she advised clients in high-value structured finance litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, sports and entertainment investigations, and complex pharmaceutical and energy disputes. Ms. Syed also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano and the Honorable Peggy Kuo of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Outside the Office
Ms. Syed is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and was selected to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinders program, which recognizes high-performing, up-and-coming attorneys.
Columbia Law School, J.D. (2015)
University of Chicago, B.A., with honors (2009)
State of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Honorable Peggy Kuo, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Law Review and Publications
Executive Digital Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems
Editor, Journal of Gender and Law