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False advertising
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Intellectual property

Adeel Mangi is a Partner in Patterson Belknap’s Litigation department, where he focuses on complex commercial disputes. He has extensive experience trying “bet the company” and high-stakes cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts around the country. He has experience representing clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical litigation and false advertising. 

Mr. Mangi has also litigated numerous high-profile civil rights cases. These included some of the most closely-watched religious freedom cases of the Trump era, which involved two different Muslim communities denied permission to build mosques. These lawsuits were the subject of seven editorials in New Jersey’s largest newspaper and were covered extensively in the national press. Both cases eventually resulted in settlements under which the mosques were approved and the municipalities involved paid significant compensation to the affected Islamic groups. Mr. Mangi also tried a lawsuit in 2020 involving the death of a mentally ill African-American inmate who was alleged to have been killed by white prison guards in a retaliatory beating. The resulting landmark settlement included an unprecedented provision requiring New York to install a comprehensive network of video recording cameras and microphones throughout the Sullivan Correctional Facility. Mr. Mangi has filed a series of amicus briefs on behalf of a coalition of cross-faith religious groups on issues including DACA and the border wall, and on LGBTQ+ civil rights issues. 

Mr. Mangi serves on the Advisory Board of the Alliance of Families for Justice, which advocates on behalf of incarcerated individuals and their families. Mr. Mangi previously served on a variety of additional boards, including the Boards of Directors of the Muslim Bar Association of New York, the Legal Aid Society of New York, and Muslims for Progressive Values. He also served multiple terms as an ally Board Member for the National LGBT Bar Association.

Mr. Mangi has been recognized by numerous industry groups, including being highlighted repeatedly as a “Client Service All-Star” by The BTI Consulting Group. In 2022, he was featured in The American Lawyer’s ‘Litigators of the Week’ section in connection with a $2 billion jury trial verdict in a case involving theft of trade secrets in the software industry. He has been named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, and was also named a “Rising Star” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity & the Bar magazine. Mr. Mangi was previously named as one of the National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40.” 

Mr. Mangi joined Patterson Belknap upon his graduation from Harvard Law School with an LL.M in 2000. Mr. Mangi was at Harvard as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar. Prior to that time, Mr. Mangi qualified as a British Barrister at Law as a Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, during which time his two-person team won the National Bar Providers Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mangi also holds a First Class Degree in Law from the University of Oxford (Pembroke College), where he held the Roger Bannister Scholarship for Academics and Sports and Domus scholarships. 

Updated Aug 2023