• 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
  • U.S. District Courts, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts, District of Columbia

Rukiya Mohamed


Rukiya Mohamed’s knowledge and experience in high-stakes class action litigation and investigations enable her to provide top-of-the-line strategic guidance to clients as they navigate the complex demands of regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions, and complex litigation.

Rukiya’s practice includes counseling large companies, executives, and other individuals in risk assessment and regulatory compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies. She also regularly represents clients in consumer class actions and multidistrict litigation. Rukiya is a thought leader in the firm’s Autonomous Vehicle practice and has authored numerous published articles and moderated and presented on this subject as regulations, guidance, and laws continue to develop. 

Rukiya is also active in pro bono matters and was honored for her pro bono work with Crowell & Moring’s George Bailey pro bono award. She has successfully secured asylum for several clients fleeing persecution, and she continues to zealously represent clients in immigration matters and criminal defense. Rukiya serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Immigration Committee and is also an active member of its Pro Bono Racial Justice Taskforce.

While in law school, Rukiya interned for the Hon. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She served as a senior notes and comments editor for the Howard Law Journal and as a student attorney in the Howard University School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented indigent clients charged with criminal misdemeanors and developed and presented a Know Your Rights training program for D.C.’s homeless population.

Representative Matters

Class Action and Torts Litigation
  • Representing universities against putative class action suits for refund of tuition and fees based on their move to online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assist Class 1 railroad in litigations arising from derailments, including successful defense against a putative class action suit for purely fear and anxiety and emotional distress damages without physical harm, resulting in a grant of summary judgment, and denial of plaintiffs’ motion to alter or amend.
  • Successful representation of a large health care company in a putative class action lawsuit, resulting in dismissal of class claims.
  • Successful representation of an automotive manufacturer with appellate defense of formerly dismissed putative class action lawsuit involving car hackability, resulting in affirmance of dismissal.
  • Representing a large logistics provider in recovery litigation arising from Multi-District Litigation on defective engines.
  • Assist in an international government contractor’s defamation and tortious interference lawsuit.
Investigations and Regulatory Counseling
  • Represent a multi-national government contractor with a large congressional investigation with the U.S. Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee and related internal investigation, and advising company with respect to whistleblower retaliation claims asserted by two former employees.
  • Assist individual clients with criminal inquiries by the DOJ and the SEC and representation in securities fraud class action and derivative suits.
  • Counseling a major international auto parts manufacturer on compliance with global regulations.
  • Counseling a large American e-commerce company on data security and product liability risks, regulatory compliance, and distracted driving, including counseling on NHTSA’s regulations and voluntary guidance.
  • Counsel raw materials manufacturer on risk-assessment and supplier liability in novel contexts.

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Firm News & Announcements

August 18, 2022 The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year
November 5, 2019 Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row