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Mohammad B. Shihabi

Mohammad Shihabi is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on general civil litigation, labor and employment, and commercial litigation. Mohammad has experience in employment litigation, negotiating and drafting employment contracts, and advising on his clients’ response to workplace complaints and the conduct of workplace investigations. Mohammad also has years of experience conducting workplace investigations and providing investigations training for compliance teams and human resource departments of large companies. Mohammad also has experience conducting investigations relating to food safety crisis prevention and management.

Before joining Messner Reeves, Mohammad worked at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section, where he enforced civil rights statutes and court decisions involving elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education, including those that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, disability, age, and sex. During his time at the Department of Justice, Mohammad investigated school districts and statewide education programs across the country, and was instrumental in negotiating, successfully executing, and monitoring settlement agreements that tackled discriminatory practices at schools and state departments of education across the country, including segregation, sexual harassment of students, and denial of equal educational opportunities for students who are English Language Learners.

Mohammad also worked for the Law Enforcement Bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, where he was tasked with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law in areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations through the investigation and prosecution of claims alleging violations of the law.

Mohammad also supports the firm’s art law practice and regularly works on matters of insurance, art law, transportation and logistics.

Title: Associate

Admitted to Practice: New York State, 2014 

Practice Groups: Labor & Employment, Litigation 

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