Washington and Denver, November 7, 2013 – Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that Tarek F.M. Saad has joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice as Of Counsel. Formerly a partner in the law firm of Jin, Schauer & Saad, LLC, Mr. Saad brings strengths in complex commercial litigation, including business torts and transactions, intellectual property, trade secrets, non-solicit and non-compete agreements, consumer protection statutes, securities laws, and sports and entertainment matters.
Mr. Saad adds a substantial international component to Patton Boggs’ Denver-based litigation team, having represented individual and corporate clients from Australia, the Middle East, and Canada in U.S.-based litigation. His experience spans a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, and includes agency proceedings, trials in state and federal courts before judges and juries, and appellate matters at both the state and federal level. Mr. Saad brings particular strengths in employment law, defending clients against claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and in wage and hour disputes.
Mr. Saad also brings substantial criminal trial experience, having handled over 20 trials as a special prosecutor for the City and County of Denver on a pro bono basis. He has guest lectured the trial advocacy course at the University of Denver School of Law and has been the speaker at a number of legal education seminars. Mr. Saad has been Chair of the Hate Crimes Education Task Force of the Colorado Lawyers Committee since 2002, and an active participant since 1996. In May 2006, the Colorado Lawyers Committee, a nonpartisan, non-profit consortium of over 60 Denver-area law firms, voted Mr. Saad the 2005 Colorado Lawyers Committee “Individual of the Year.” He was nominated again for the award in 2013.
“Tarek Saad is an exceptional fit for Patton Boggs’ Denver litigation team,” said Peter Gould, managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. “His practice strengths complement those of the existing team extremely well. His commitment to the surrounding community, and to pro bono legal services, aligns with the values of this office and our entire firm. We are pleased that he has elected to join our practice.”
Mr. Saad has mentored high school students since 2008 through Colorado Youth at Risk, and in 2009 was named 2009 Mentor-Mentee Pair of the Year. He joined the Board of Directors in 2009 and has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2012. He has been independently peer-nominated and selected to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers. He also writes fiction, and won the Denver Bar Association 2012 Arts and Literature Contest for his short story Are You Going to Answer That? He earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1992, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1989.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, 10th and Federal Circuits, U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado and the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and in Texas and Colorado.