Tamer Mallat is an associate in the firm’s litigation group. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation and white-collar investigations and has litigated cases in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Mallat has advised corporations and their executives in business and civil disputes involving contract, Anti-Terrorism Act, Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, clawback, and bankruptcy issues, among others. He has also represented clients in government investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office, and France’s Parquet National Financier. 

Mr. Mallat maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on criminal defense and appeals. His representative experience includes a rare victory securing a vacated life sentence for one of his clients before the New York Appellate Division. Mr. Mallat also has extensive experience handling complex immigration matters, including assisting clients: secure asylum, challenge adverse determinations before the Board of Immigration Appeals, navigate sensitive national security issues, obtain visas, humanitarian parole, and employment authorization, and liaise with federal agencies, law enforcement partners, and congressional offices.

In 2021, Mr. Mallat received Dechert’s Diversity Champion award for his role in establishing the firm’s Greater Middle Eastern Alliance.

From 2022 to 2023, Mr. Mallat served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While at Columbia Law School, he interned for the Honorable Victor Marrero on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Ambassador Nawaf Salam, Lebanon’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.

Key Matters

  • A former public company CEO in a clawback action in federal court
  • Companies and executives in DOJ and SEC investigations
  • Foreign banks in litigation arising under the Anti-Terrorism Act
  • A sovereign wealth fund in a shareholder dispute in Delaware Chancery Court
  • Individuals and companies in litigation relating to the Lebanese financial crisis
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates
  • A sovereign state seeking to quash discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782
  • A company and its executive regarding potential liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Honorable Joseph F. Bianco