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.


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

Professional & Community Affiliations


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


  • 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


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



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


  • 2019 Business Law Update, 2019 Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (May 6, 2019)
  • U.S. Litigation and the GDPR: How the GDPR Affects Your Practice, 2018 Technology Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (November 13, 2018)
  • How to Persuade – Ethos, Pathos and LogosSybil Conversations, Minnesota CLE (Webcast) (August 9, 2018)
  • Religion in the Workplace – Duties to Accommodate and the Consequences of Not Doing So, 2018 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, Minnesota CLE (May 2018)
  • It Just Got Personal: Recent Developments in Personal Jurisdiction, Co-Presenter, Minnesota CLE (May 2018)
  • 2018 Minnesota Business Update: Caselaw and Legislative Developments, 2018 Business Law Institute (May 2018)
  • 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)


  • Selected to Rising Stars list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2019)

  • Recognized as Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2019)

  • Recognized as Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer for pro bono service (2015; 2017)

  • University of Wisconsin Law School--Davis Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law

Practice Areas


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

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


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)