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Rukiya Mohamed

Phone: +1 202.624.2707
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Rukiya Mohamed is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation, and Digital Transformation groups in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Rukiya’s practice includes counseling large companies in risk-assessment and regulatory compliance and representing large corporate clients and individual clients on complex civil litigation issues; criminal investigations; congressional investigations; and due diligence issues. She also counsels clients on regulatory matters with the CPSC, NHTSA, DOJ, SEC, and other agencies. Rukiya’s recent experience includes:

  • Counseling a large American e-commerce company on risk-assessment, regulatory compliance, and distracted driving, including counseling on NHTSA's regulations and voluntary guidance.
  • Counseling a major international auto parts manufacturer on compliance with global regulations.
  • Assisting in an international government contractor’s defamation and tortious interference lawsuit.
  • Assisting a Class 1 railroad in litigations arising from derailments.
  • Successful representation of a large health care company in a putative class action lawsuit, resulting in dismissal of class claims.
  • Conducting due diligence review for major international auto parts manufacturer.
  • Represented a multi-national government contractor with a large congressional investigation.
  • Successful representation of an automotive manufacturer with appellate defense of formerly dismissed putative class action lawsuit involving car hackability, resulting in affirmance of dismissal.
  • Assisting individual clients with criminal inquiries by the DOJ and the SEC, and representation in securities fraud class action and derivative suits.

Rukiya is also active in pro bono matters, and has successfully secured asylum for several clients fleeing from persecution. Rukiya was recently honored for her pro bono work with Crowell & Moring's George Bailey pro bono award. Rukiya 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.

Rukiya earned her B.A. from the State University of New York University at Albany, cum laude and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, cum laude, where she was a merit scholar. Rukiya served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. And, while attending Howard, Rukiya served as a senior notes and comments editor for the Howard Law Journal and worked as 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. 


  • 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


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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"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.
"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
"The Revolving Door of Autonomous Vehicle Talent: Managing Employee Access to Trade Secrets & Facilitating Robust Investigation of Safety Issues," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 12, 2020). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, Rukiya Mohamed, and Paul C. Mathis.
"Anticipate Gov't Subpoenas Of Your Zoom Recordings," Law360 (April 23, 2020). Authors: Daniel L. Zelenko, Nimi Haim Aviad, John E. Davis, Rukiya Mohamed and Bridget Carr.
"Prosecutions of Trade Secret Theft by Former Employees in Autonomous Vehicle Development," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 1, 2020). Authors: Rukiya Mohamed and Astor Heaven.
"NHTSA Announces Historic Proposal to Modernize Vehicle Safety Standards," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (March 19, 2020). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Daniel T. Campbell, Cheryl A. Falvey, Scott L. Winkelman, Rukiya Mohamed
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Congress Moves Forward on Bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle Bill," Regulatory Alert (November 7, 2019). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, Laura Foggan, Rukiya Mohamed, Scott L. Winkelman
Client Alert / Newsletter
Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row (Nov.05.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Race to Automation: Prosecutions of Trade Secret Thefts in Emerging Transportation Technologies," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (June 27, 2019). Authors: Rukiya Mohamed and Raija Horstman.

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