Asad represents clients in a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour claims. As a former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Asad is particularly fluent in New York City and State labor and employment laws.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a school district dismissing a Title VII national origin discrimination claim brought by a substitute teacher terminated for misconduct
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an employer dismissing a Title VII retaliation claim brought by an employee subjected to a lateral reassignment during an agency-wide reorganization
- Affirmed psychological disqualification of a police officer candidate diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder
- Affirmed termination of a tenured special education teacher who was issued multiple unsatisfactory performance ratings
- Obtained determination dismissing sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought against a hospital following a hearing before the New York State Division of Human Rights
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Asad served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department in the Labor and Employment Law Division.
During law school, Asad externed for the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Solicitor, completed the Refugee and Immigrant Rights Clinic and interned for the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in the Bureau of Appeals. Asad also served as a Senior Staff Member for the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development.
Prior to law school, Asad was employed as an immigration paralegal in two large law firms in New York and New Jersey, where he assisted attorneys on employment-based immigration matters on behalf of multinational corporations.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Asad also maintains an active pro bono practice. Recently, he defended an individual at a parole revocation hearing before the New Jersey State Parole Board and successfully demonstrated that the state had not proven a “serious or persistent” violation, thereby compelling his release from custody and continuing his parole. He also volunteers at the monthly Free Citizenship Assistance Workshop at Chhaya Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation in Jackson Heights, NY, dedicated to working with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable and thriving communities. Asad also assisted a nonprofit community action agency in Newark, NJ, with a review of their employee handbook through the Pro Bono Partnership.
Honors & Awards
- New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Diversity Fellowship (2012-2013)
- St. John’s University School of Law Bronze Pro Bono Service Award (2010)
- Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship (2008)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society