Faris Rashid represents private sector clients in complex commercial matters, including cases involving trade secrets, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, technology and software-related disputes, and product liability claims.

Faris also helps clients anticipate disputes and manage risk outside of litigation. He advises corporate clients regarding FCPA and anti-corruption laws, and coordinates responses to government investigations, including those conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

Faris has represented both local enterpreneurs and Fortune 500 companies. In every case, Faris places particular emphasis on advising his clients in clear, practical terms, and ensuring they receive the highest level of representation.

Faris received his J.D., magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Wisconsin. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • State Bar of Minnesota

Professional & Community Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Civil Section CLE Co-Chair
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

  • American Constitution Society
  • St. Paul Union Park District Council, At-Large Director (2017-Present)
  • Minnesota Opera, Tempo Young Professionals Group, Director and Treasurer (2014-2016)
  • Lexington-Hamline Community Council, Director and Vice President (2013-2016)
  • Americorps, Member, 2006-2007

Thought Leadership

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contribution Author of "The Secrets to Winning Trade Secrets Cases," Thomson Reuters (2009)

TEACHING AND LECTURING

Teaching

  • Mitchell-Hamline School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2016-present)

Lecturing

  • Sybil Conversations: E-Discovery New Best Practices and Latest Fads, Minnesota CLE (December 2017)
  • Minnesota Business Law: Cases You Need to Know About, 2017 Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (May, 2017)
  • Recent Developments in M&A Litigation, Minnesota CLE (September 2015)

Recognition

  • Recognized as Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer for pro bono service (2015)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School--Davis Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law

Practice Areas


Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, magna cum laude (2010)

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, with high distinction (2006)


Experience

Faegre Baker Daniels, Associate (2011-2012; 2014-2016)

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, Law Clerk (2012-2014)