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Mohammed A. Alam


Mohammed A. Alam is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice. He represents companies and corporations as both plaintiffs and defendants on various matters including commercial disputes and contract litigation. He also has experience in cannabis and hemp law as well as voting rights and election law.

Among Mohammed’s clients are construction and development companies, banks, other financial institutions, utility providers, and both commercial landlords and commercial tenants. He also represents educational institutions, government entities and municipalities, as well as their officials, on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters in both state and federal court.

Understanding that no client or case is the same, Mohammed works to craft the best pathway toward a favorable outcome. He is known for his ability to anticipate potential changes in cases and pivot directions while always maintaining his clients’ desired bottom line. In order to do this, Mohammed studies and researches a client’s business in order to become proficient on the inner-workings of the organization. Through his research, Mohammed is able to envision the larger picture of a case allowing him to find the best solution for a client.

Mohammed strives to make his clients feel as comfortable as possible throughout a case. He works to present pertinent information to clients in a comprehensive manner thoughtfully and clearly outlining the direction a case may take as well as any potential setbacks a client may face.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Mohammed pursued a variety of experiences including with the General Counsel of Deutsche Bank, the State Counsel Division at the New York Attorney General’s Office, and within the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also has an extensive political and governmental background working with the White House, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and the New York City Council. In addition, he has been involved in many campaigns ranging from presidential to local races.


The City University of New York - Colin Powell School, B.A., magna cum laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.


  • New York
  • District of Columbia 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (General Litigation) 2023
  • City & State Albany 40 Under 40, 2023
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Society
  • Skadden Arps Honors Scholar in Legal Studies, City College of New York
  • David Kochery Award, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Certificate in Criminal Law Concentration, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • New York City Program in Finance and Law, University at Buffalo School of Law

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  • Treasurer, University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association and Graduates of the Last Decade ("GOLD") Group
  • Member, State Affairs and Government Ethics Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Membership Committee, Erie County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, University at Buffalo School of Law Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group
  • Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Project Rising Champions for Justice
  • Treasurer, Young Democrats of America
  • Youth Council Member, Democratic National Committee
  • Next Generation Leader, American Constitution Society
  • Board Member, Political Science Alumni Association at City College of New York
  • Carnegie New Leader, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • President Emeritus, Manhattan Young Democrats
  • Former Treasurer, University at Buffalo School of Law Student Bar Association
  • Former Clerk, Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal


  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • New York Democratic Lawyers Council
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