MuBANY January 2022 Newsletter




MuBANY welcomes the White House’s announcement naming the Biden-Harris administration’s thirteenth round of federal judicial nominees. The slate of nominations reflect both the personal and professional diversity of America, and we applaud the administration for their commitment to diversifying the federal bench. Today’s announcement includes candidates with an impressive range of personal and professional experiences—Federal defenders to sitting state and federal judges; law firm partners to legal directors of prominent civil rights organizations; African-Americans, Latinas, and Asian-Americans. The announcement also includes Nusrat J. Choudhury who, if confirmed, would be the first Bangladeshi-American, the first Muslim woman, and only the second Muslim person to serve as a Federal Judge in the country. If confirmed, Ms. Choudhury would also be the first Muslim Federal Judge in the State of New York, a fact that MuBANY appreciates beyond measure. MuBANY hopes that Ms. Choudhury is the first of many Muslim women to serve on the Federal bench. 


To read MuBANY's full statement, please visit here.





  • This past week, our New York City Muslim Community in the Bronx suffered an unthinkable tragedy. MuBANY is here to support in any way possible. In this context, we would like to share a few ways to help. First, we would like to highlight the Gambian Youth Organization for donations--this organization is on the ground and has been assisting the victims and the surrounding community in the aftermath. In addition, we understand that the local community is working with the Mayor's Office for immediate relief, and donations are being accepted at the Mayor's Bronx Fire Relief Fund. Further, if anyone in our network speaks relevant West African languages or Spanish and can assist with translation, please reach out to, and we will connect you with those in need of these services.





  • In Pursuit of Partner Track: Within MuBANY's effort to facilitate pipelines to leadership, we are exploring ways to create programming and opportunities for attorneys interested in partner track. With that in mind, we have created a survey to get a better sense of the need within our legal community. THE ASK: Please fill out this survey if you are a mid or senior level associate or counsel interested in pursuing partner track!! We want to hear from you!
  • In culmination of MuBANY's Inaugural Mentorship Program, we sent out this form for feedback to all participants. If you were a participant in our program, please complete the form. Your feedback helps us improve our programs!





On this episode of How Did I Get Here? Tahanie Aboushi, the first Palestinian-American and Muslim woman to run for Manhattan District Attorney, joins us to discuss her experiences with the criminal justice system and how those experiences led her to the legal profession and, ultimately running for Manhattan DA. She also discusses her role as a private practitioner and how she approaches the obstacles of being a Muslim attorney who wears hijab. Aboushi provides candid insight and advice on navigating legal and political realms, especially for anyone interested in seeking public office. Check it out on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or here!



  • MuBANY congratulates member Samaa A. Haridia partner at Hogan Lovells, for her appointment as senior co-chair to the International Bar Association's arbitration committee! Read more here.
  • MuBANY congratulates member M. Shams Billah on his promotion to partnership at Hughes Hubbard! Read more about his background and this incredible accomplishment here.
  • Fatoumata Waggehan associate at Shearman & Sterling and MuBANY member, recently published an article in Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, entitled "Extending the Franchise for “Americans in Waiting”: Municipal Voting Rights for Noncitizens." This article provides a critical analysis of how localities, particularly cities, can be engineers of common-sense and just immigration reform through implementing policies and laws. Specifically, Fatoumata explores the efforts of the New York City Council to extend the franchise to noncitizen New Yorkers, through legislation Intro 1867.




  • Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC: Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC is seeking to hire attorneys to assist in handling the Firm’s growing litigation practice. The Firm has been representing employees only, primarily in overtime pay, minimum wage, and other wage theft cases since 1998. They handle individual, class, and collective actions throughout the U.S. Most of our litigation is in federal court. More details can be found here.
  • KPMG: KPMG is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Contracting to join their firm’s Office of General Counsel organization. More details can be found here.
  • New York Attorney General's Office (NYAG). The NYAG has several lateral attorney opportunities in a number of bureaus in the office's NYC office. More here.
  • City of New York. There are several attorney opportunities within City Hall and at City agencies. For more information visit here; you can locate positions by using the Job ID or agency name. If you do apply, please feel free to flag at, and include your resume and identify the position for which you have applied. MuBANY is not involved in the hiring process but can flag applications for those in our network who have flagged these opportunities. 
  • Associate Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel to the Mayor – City Hall (Job ID 514635)*
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement – 100 Church Street (Job ID 514636)*
  • A number of Assistant Counsel and Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Attorney roles at the NYC Department of Correction

A more comprehensive list of job opportunities is available on our websites job board. Check it out here!






  • iMentor: iMentor is an education non-profit and youth mentoring program that works to empower first-generation college students to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions through one-on-one mentorships. A majority of iMentor’s students identify as people of color, are international students, or speak languages other than English. When students meet their mentors, it is important that they see successful working professionals who are as diverse and unique as they are. iMentor NYC has 13 school partners located in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. Many of our students are interested in the legal profession! We are still recruiting 150 male volunteers to support our male-identifying students for this school year. Additionally, we are starting to recruit both men and women adult volunteer mentors for next school year. Interested? Click here! If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Rachel Hutt, Senior Recruitment Manager,




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