• University of Michigan, B.B.A. (2007)
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (2011) cum laude


  • Michigan


  • Arabic

Mohamed Awan


Mohamed Awan is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Litigation and Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation groups with a diverse practice comprising high-stakes disputes, including financial services, M&A, class actions, and complex commercial matters.

His experience includes litigating class action matters in federal courts around the country, including multiple warranty claim class actions for one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the United States. He represents clients in litigation arising from M&A and complex financial transactions, including disputes over broken deals, material adverse change provisions, shareholder activism, fraud, and breach of representations and warranties. Mohamed brings a unique perspective to litigating these matters, owing to his previous experience as a corporate lawyer for an industry-leading investment funds practice. In that role, he advised clients on organizing, structuring, marketing, negotiating, and closing multibillion-dollar funds.

Mohamed also litigates matters involving Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a federal law that shields various online platforms from liability for publishing third-party content.

Representative Engagements

  • Representing an investment fund sponsor in bringing fraud and breach of contract claims in Delaware Chancery Court against the seller of an advertising conglomerate relating to the overstatement of financial information and other accounting improprieties during the diligence process. 
  • Defending a large U.S. auto manufacturer in numerous class actions involving breach of contract, warranty, and fraud-based claims.
  • Advising a public media company and its board in defending against claims of mismanagement by dissident shareholders and a subsequent takeover bid. 
  • Defending an industry-leading online marketplace against various claims arising out of content posted by third-party users of the marketplace’s services. 
  • Filing a suit on behalf of a target company for breach of contract and specific performance in one of the first broken deal cases to arise out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Advising a public consumer product company on liability matters relating to its acquisition of a non-U.S. consumer product manufacturer, including potential exposure under FDA regulations for health care claims.


  • Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011 – 2013


Admitted in Michigan only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar Members.

Admitted to practice: U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

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Firm News & Announcements

August 17, 2022 Commercial Class Action Litigation Partner Mohamed Awan Joins Crowell & Moring