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  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. criminal justice and sociology (2013) cum laude
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. (2016) cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Rukiya Mohamed

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2707
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Rukiya Mohamed is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation groups in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Rukiya’s practice includes counseling large companies in risk-assessment and regulatory compliance and representing large corporate clients and individual clients on complex civil litigation issues; criminal investigations; congressional investigations; and due diligence issues. She also counsels clients on regulatory matters with the CPSC, NHTSA, DOJ, SEC, and other agencies. Rukiya’s recent experience includes:

  • Counseling a large American e-commerce company on risk-assessment, regulatory compliance, and distracted driving, including counseling on NHTSA's regulations and voluntary guidance.
  • Counseling a major international auto parts manufacturer on compliance with global regulations.
  • Assisting in complex discovery preparation for a large multinational telecommunications company.
  • Assisting in an international government contractor’s defamation and tortious interference lawsuit.
  • Assisting a Class 1 railroad in litigations arising from derailments.
  • Successful representation of a large health care company in a putative class action lawsuit, resulting in dismissal of class claims.
  • Conducting due diligence review for major international auto parts manufacturer.
  • Represented a multi-national government contractor with a large congressional investigation.
  • Successful representation of an automotive manufacturer with appellate defense of formerly dismissed putative class action lawsuit involving car hackability, resulting in affirmance of dismissal.
  • Assisting individual clients with criminal inquiries by the DOJ and the SEC, and representation in securities fraud class action and derivative suits.

Rukiya is also active in pro bono matters. She recently secured a close victory for a Kenyan seeking asylum despite failing to file for asylum within one-year of arrival in the United States and another victory for an applicant from El Salvador. Rukiya currently represents two clients in asylum proceedings based on past and future persecution. Rukiya is also an active participant in Crowell & Moring's tutoring partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a D.C. public charter school and the first law-themed school in D.C.

Rukiya earned her B.A. from the State University of New York University at Albany, cum laude and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, cum laude, where she was a merit scholar. Rukiya served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. And, while attending Howard, Rukiya served as a senior notes and comments editor for the Howard Law Journal and worked as a student attorney in the Howard University School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented indigent clients charged with criminal misdemeanors, including representing an indigent client on a three-count, two-day, criminal bench trial. She also created and presented a Know Your Rights training program for D.C.’s homeless population. 


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

Speeches & Presentations

  • "AV Quarterback Session," Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2018). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Autonomous Vehicles Team.


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