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Zaki Anwar represents clients at all stages of litigation focusing on appellate advocacy, dispositive motions, trial strategy, and class actions. He practices across a range of substantive areas including administrative law, constitutional law, environmental law, products liability, the False Claims Act, and civil RICO. Zaki maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on habeas corpus, immigration, and gun control.

Zaki serves on the Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee of the Boston Office. He is also a mentor for The Appellate Project, which seeks to create a racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive appellate community.

Before joining Jones Day, Zaki was the assistant voting rights counsel for the Ohio Democratic Party, where he strategized litigation to increase access to absentee ballot and early voting options for the 2020 general election. Before law school, he served as an investment banking analyst and a private equity analyst.

Zaki served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Zaki previously served as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he taught a class on the nature and significance of state constitutional law. He also served on the board of Netcare Access, a mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention center, and the governance committee of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.

Additional Publications

Publications Prior to Jones Day

November 10, 2016
Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 437

May 10, 2016
Sissel v. United States Dep't of Health & Human Services, 129 Harv. L. Rev. 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • April 3, 2021
    Roots: Growing as Muslim Attorneys, National Muslim Law Students Conference

Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

October 23, 2020
Race and the Law: Diversity in Appellate Clerkships, National Association of Muslim Lawyers