Deana El-Mallawany focuses her practice on complex commercial and securities litigation matters. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including media, technology, financial services, energy and manufacturing. Her recent work includes representing commercial banks in federal court actions seeking a refund of disallowed foreign tax credits, defending a large technology company against business tort claims, defending a media company against defamation claims, and defending a national car manufacturer in dealer arbitration proceedings. Deana also has been active in pro bono matters concerning First Amendment issues and civil rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Deana served as a law clerk to Judge Jon Newman in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, Deana was editor-in-chief for the Fordham Law Review, competed as a finalist and won brief awards in two moot court competitions, and was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law & Ethics. She interned at Federal Defenders of New York, the Legal Aid Society of New York, and the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans.