Murad Hussain is a litigator in the Washington, DC office of Arnold & Porter LLP. His practice focuses on complex federal litigation, white collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations for a variety of clients, including companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, Internet, and media industries, as well as foreign government officials and embassies. Mr. Hussain also has an active pro bono practice.
Mr. Hussain served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is also the author of several academic publications on First Amendment law.
Mr. Hussain graduated from Yale Law School, where he received the Potter Stewart Prize in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals and co-taught an undergraduate course on law and the Internet. Prior to law school, Mr. Hussain was a creative executive at a Hollywood studio-based film and television production company. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University, where he served as an executive on The Harvard Crimson.
Litigation Representative Matters
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
- Representing a national healthcare provider in a government investigation of Medicare fraud allegations related to physician relationships and emergency department practices.
- Counseling healthcare providers in qui tam False Claims Act litigation based on alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
Internet Technology & Intellectual Property
- Representing an Internet technology innovator in a putative class action based on allegations of regulatory violations.
- Representing a pharmaceutical innovator in an antitrust class action based on allegations of sham patent infringement litigation.
- Advising clients on the interpretation and application of federal communications privacy statutes.
- Counseled a major Internet domain name registry in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters.
- Represented a leading music industry content provider in copyright litigation regarding the use of sound recordings and compositions on social networking websites.
- Defended a provider of Internet search technology in a copyright suit of first impression brought by a major news organization.
- Counseling foreign government officials and embassies on the scope of immunity under US and international law.
- Advising clients on the enforceability of foreign judgments in US courts, with emphasis on First Amendment and Due Process considerations.
- Representing individuals and a non-profit organization in a constitutional challenge to the federal government's refusal to recognize the birthright citizenship of persons born in American Samoa.
- Counseling an Internet-based media organization on the domestic enforceability of foreign judgments that burden First Amendment freedoms.
- Represented an individual plaintiff in employment discrimination litigation against a federal agency; subsequently obtained settlement of all claims.
- Authored a brief for a First Amendment advocacy group as amicus curiae in Cooper v. U.S. Postal Service, 577 F.3d 479 (2d Cir. 2009).
- Co-authored a brief for amicus curiae in a US Supreme Court case concerning right to counsel for civil contemnors.