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Pirzada Ahmad

Associate

Pirzada Ahmad is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Pirzada was an associate at a national litigiation boutique where he represented clients in complex commercial litigation matters.

At Yale Law School, Pirzada represented clients in a variety of immigration, workers’ rights, and prison re-entry matters before state and federal administrative bodies, state tribunals, a federal district court, and a federal circuit court through two New Haven Legal Assistance Association clinics. He was also a member of the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic, where he worked on multiple voting rights and racial justice matters.


Education

  • Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, Government B.A. (2018), summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Law: Yale Law School, J.D. (2021); Articles Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review; Submissions Editor, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism; Co-President, Yale Civil Rights Project; Co-Director, Rebellious Lawyering Conference; President, Muslim Law Students’ Association; Dean’s Advisor

Notable Matters

  • Member of the trial team that secured a groundbreaking victory for Microsoft, defeating the FTC’s efforts to enjoin its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard and winning the second-biggest merger trial in American history. Following a five-day bench trial, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley denied the FTC’s motion for preliminary injunction, finding that the FTC failed to make its case that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the gaming industry. The deal closed shortly thereafter.
  • Member of the team representing a major chemical manufacturer in the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation in the District of South Carolina. The multi-district litigation, involving alleged PFAS groundwater contamination from the use of AFFF, is considered the most significant PFAS litigation in the country. Was set to serve as a member of the trial team for the manufacturer in the first bellwether trial in the AFFF MDL, which was halted when the remaining parties announced a settlement to end all water-provider claims brought against the manufacturer.
* Admitted to practice in Florida. Not admitted to practice in New York. All work supervised directly by an active member of the New York Bar.