Overview

Mr. Kassim concentrates his practice in the areas of general products liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and mass tort litigation in state and federal courts. In addition to his products liability practice, Mr. Kassim has technical expertise in chemical engineering, specialty chemical manufacturing, refinery process design, and cellular biological research. This experience provides a valuable background for his pharmaceutical and medical device practice.

Mr. Kassim represents a broad base of product manufacturers, including leading pharmaceutical, chemical, and industrial companies. He has handled various aspects of litigation, from initial discovery through judgment and resolution, including responsibility for pleadings, motions, depositions, and mediations. Mr. Kassim has also analyzed a variety of pretrial and trial evidentiary issues relevant to products liability and, specifically, toxic tort, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases. He has developed a particular niche in large-scale discovery management and trial preparation.

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)
    • Online Editor, Rutgers Conflict Resolution Journal
  • University of Rochester - Simon Business School (Certificate of Management in Finance and Accounting)
  • University of Rochester (B.S.)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York County Lawyers' Association

Professional Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Ann G. McCormick, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, 2008-2009

Publications & Features

  • Preferential binding of cisplatin to mitochondrial DNA of Chinese hamster ovary cells
    Mutation Research Letters, 346: 221-30
    Ahmed J. Kassim, Olivero, OA, Semino, C, Lopez-Larraza, DM, Poirier, MC
    1995
  • Preferential incorporation of 3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxythymidine (AZT) in telomeric sequences of CHO cells
    International Journal of Oncology, 7:1057–1060
    Ahmed J. Kassim, Co-authored
    January 01, 1995