Ahmed J. Kassim

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With a background in chemical engineering, Ahmed Kassim brings a unique insight to his litigation practice. As counsel to Porzio he concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability, pharmaceutical, medical device and mass tort litigation.

Mr. Kassim represents a variety of product manufacturers, including leading pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunications, and industrial companies in mass tort and individual cases. He is a skilled litigator, adept at large-scale discovery management and trial preparation. Mr. Kassim has served as regional counsel for a global Fortune 100 telecommunications provider and equipment manufacturer, working closely with the clients and national counsel on strategy and early resolution.

Mr. Kassim's prior role as a chemical engineer with BASF and as a research assistant for the National Institutes of Health, provides him with a technical expertise in specialty chemical manufacturing, refinery process design and cellular biological research. This experience gives him a distinctive comprehension of the complex scientific and medical issues related to his practice. 

Recognizing the need to give back to the community, Mr. Kassim has maintained an active pro bono practice that has included representing: a Chinese family seeking asylum; defendants in post-conviction criminal proceedings; and, most recently, plaintiffs alleging that their constitutional rights were violated during an arrest. 

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Gibbons P.C., New York, New York, Associate, September 2009 – March 2017.
  • Hon. Ann McCormick, State of New Jersey Superior Court, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Law Clerk, September 2008 – August 2009.
  • BASF Corporation, Mount Olive, New Jersey; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; South Brunswick, New Jersey, Associate/Engineer, January 1997 – May 2000.
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Co-author: "Navigating Website Accessibility Claims," New York Law Journal, March 20, 2017.
  • Co-author: "Preferential binding of cisplatin to mitochondrial DNA of Chinese hamster ovary cells," Mutation Research Letters, 346: 221-30, 1995.
  • Co-author: "Preferential incorporation of 3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxythymidine (AZT) in telomeric sequences of CHO cells," International Journal of Oncology, 7:1057–1060, January 1, 1995.
Speaking Engagements

"Hot Topics In ADA Compliance: From Websites to Reasonable Accommodations," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2017.

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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 2008

  • Online Editor, Rutgers Conflict Resolution Journal

University of Rochester
, Simon Graduate School of Business, Rochester, NY, Certificate of Management in Finance and Accounting, 1996

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1996

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