Zaki Anwar represents clients at all stages of litigation focusing on appellate advocacy, motions practice, and trial strategy. His practice involves class actions, environmental law, public nuisance, First Amendment law, the False Claims Act, and civil RICO. Zaki maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on immigration, criminal defense, and gun control. He serves on the Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee of the Columbus Office. Zaki has been recognized by Columbus Business First's "People on the Move."
Zaki is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he teaches a class on the nature and significance of state constitutional law.
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 serves on the board of Netcare Access, a mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention center, and the Seven Hills School Alumni Association. He also serves on the governance committee of his mosque, the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, and as a mentor for The Appellate Project, which seeks to create a racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive appellate community.
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
- 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
- Harvard University (J.D. summa cum laude 2017; Fay Diploma; Sears Prize; Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review); Columbia University (B.A. in Economics and Political Science magna cum laude 2011; Phi Beta Kappa; Vice President, Muslim Students Association)
- Ohio, New York, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
- Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff (Summer 2016)
Columbus Business First, "People on the Move" (April 14, 2021)
- Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2019-2020); Judge Sri Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2018-2019); and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2017-2018)