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Sofie Syed

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1170
Fax: 212.373.7970

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.

Fast Facts


Columbia Law School, J.D. (2015)

University of Chicago, B.A., with honors (2009)

Bar Admissions

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