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Rukiya Mohamed

Associate


Rukiya Mohamed represents both corporate and individual clients on complex civil litigation, criminal investigations, congressional investigations, and due diligence issues. She is an associate in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation, and Digital Transformation groups in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Her practice includes counseling large companies in risk-assessment and regulatory compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies. 

Rukiya is a thought leader in the firm’s Autonomous Vehicle practice. She has authored numerous published articles and moderated and presented on this subject as regulations, guidance, and laws continue to develop. 

She is also active in pro bono matters and was recently honored for her pro bono work with Crowell & Moring's George Bailey pro bono award. Rukiya has successfully secured asylum for several clients fleeing from persecution, and continues to zealously represent clients in immigration matters. She serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Immigration Committee and is also an active member of the firm’s Pro bono Racial Justice Taskforce. Rukiya also successfully represented an inmate in prisoner civil rights litigation based on poor conditions of confinement and excessive use of force, securing a rare large settlement for her client. She is also an active participant in Crowell & Moring's tutoring partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a D.C. public charter school and the first law-themed school in D.C.

While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Rukiya also served as a senior notes and comments editor for the Howard Law Journal. She was a student attorney in the Howard University School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented indigent clients charged with criminal misdemeanors, including representing an indigent client on a three-count, two-day, criminal bench trial. She also created and presented a Know Your Rights training program for D.C.’s homeless population.

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. criminal justice and sociology (2013) cum laude
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. (2016) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and District of Columbia

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Practices

White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement

Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation

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  • Representing a large logistics provider in recovery litigation arising from Multi-District Litigation on defective engines.
  • Representing a historic university against a putative class action suit for refund of tuition and fees based on university’s move to online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Counseling a large American e-commerce company on data security and product liability risks, regulatory compliance, and distracted driving, including counseling on NHTSA's regulations and voluntary guidance. 
  • Representing companies on asbestos premises liability litigation and related investigations.
  • Assist Class 1 railroad in litigations arising from derailments, including successful defense against a putative class action suit for purely fear and anxiety and emotional distress damages without physical harm, resulting in a grant of summary judgment, and denial of plaintiffs’ motion to alter or amend.
  • Successful representation of a large health care company in a putative class action lawsuit, resulting in dismissal of class claims.
  • Counseling a major international auto parts manufacturer on compliance with global regulations.
  • Represent a multi-national government contractor with a large congressional investigation with the U.S. Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee and related internal investigation and advising company with respect to whistleblower retaliation claims asserted by two former employees.
  • Assist in an international government contractor’s defamation and tortious interference lawsuit.
  • Successful representation of an automotive manufacturer with appellate defense of formerly dismissed putative class action lawsuit involving car hackability, resulting in affirmance of dismissal.
  • Assist individual clients with criminal inquiries by the DOJ and the SEC and representation in securities fraud class action and derivative suits.
  • Counsel raw materials manufacturer on risk-assessment and supplier liability in novel contexts.
The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (August 18, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Silence Isn’t Golden: Failure to Report Consumer Product Safety Issues Results in Rare $91 Million Criminal Penalty," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (November 5, 2021). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, Matthew Cohen, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Enforcement in the New Normal: Recent Trends in State AG Enforcement," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (October 14, 2021). Author: Rukiya Mohamed.
Publication
"Want To Develop A Risk-Management Framework For AI? Treat It Like A Human.," VentureBeat (September 19, 2021). Authors: Michael K. Atkinson, and Rukiya Mohamed.
Publication
"Who’s Behind The Wheel? What Regulators Expect For AV Technology," Automotive World (September 13, 2021). Authors: Rebecca Baden Chaney, and Rukiya Mohamed.
Publication
"NHTSA Proposes Rule On Safe Deployment Of Self-Driving Vehicles," The Journal Of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law (May-June 2021). Authors: Rebecca Baden Chaney, and Rukiya Mohamed.
Publication
"NHTSA Proposes Rule on Safe Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicles," Administrative Law Alert (March 24, 2021). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert / Newsletter
"NHTSA Continues Its Focus on Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Technologies," Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law (January 2021). Authors: Cheryl A. Falvey, Rebecca Baden Chaney, and Rukiya Mohamed.
Publication
"NHTSA Seeks Guidance on Regulating the Safe Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicles," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (December 7, 2020). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert / Newsletter
"NHTSA Continues its Focus on Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Technologies," (June 25, 2020). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Cheryl A. Falvey, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert / Newsletter

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