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President | Sehrish Siddiqui

Sehrish Siddiqui | Professionals | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Sehrish Siddiqui counsels a wide variety of public companies primarily in the areas of corporate finance, compliance and governance. She has served as counsel to underwriters, agents and issuers for more than 100 initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and at-the-market programs of various NYSE- and Nasdaq-traded entities. Her national and international clients include healthcare companies, real estate investment trusts, business development companies, retail and consumer product companies and investment banks.

Sehrish’s practice includes:

  • Public offerings of securities for both issuers and underwriters.
  • Compliance with the registration and governance requirements of the Securities Act, Exchange Act and 1940 Act.
  • Broker-dealer compliance with applicable regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Other corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions and private placements.

Prior to joining the firm, Sehrish interned at the SEC in the Office of the Inspector General where she assisted with internal audits and investigations.

President-Elect  | Asad Rahman

Asad Rahman attended SMU's Dedman School of law.  Upon graduating, he practiced at small litigation firms focused on medical malpractice and commercial litigation.  Thereafter, he served as an independent contractor for multiple international firms where he worked on IP litigation and other products liability class action lawsuits.  He also worked as a solo practitioner focused on various business transactions, dispute resolution, and personal injury.  Asad also served as an Assistant Attorney General in Texas Office of the Attorney General focused on child support and family law issues. Thereafter he worked as a corporate and compliance attorney for the Boeing Company.  He currently serves as Corporate Counsel at the Michaels Companies.   He also serves as General Counsel for several Muslim nonprofits, and presently serves as President of the DFW Muslim Bar Association. 

.Vice President | Edward Ahmed Mitchell


Edward Ahmed Mitchell is an attorney and former journalist who serves as the Deputy Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Executive Director of CAIR-Georgia from 2016 to 2020. During that time, the civil rights organization resolved numerous cases of anti-Muslim discrimination, opened its first office, and expanded its staff to include a paralegal, a staff attorney, legislative aides, and a communications director. In 2016, the chapter received CAIR National's Chapter of the Year award.

Before joining CAIR-Georgia, Mr. Mitchell practiced law as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Atlanta, and worked as a freelance journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

He has also served as an editor of Atlanta Muslim, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

Mr. Mitchell is a 2009 graduate of Morehouse College, where he served as captain of the school's American Mock Trial Association team, president of the Honors Program Club, and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. 

He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he won first place in the law school's annual Trial Advocacy Competition, served as editor-in-chief of The Georgetown Law Weekly, and was elected president of the Muslim Law Students Association.

Treasurer | Bilal Zaheer

Bilal Zaheer is a Partner in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP and focuses his practice on business litigation in state and federal court, as well as arbitration and mediation. Bilal regularly advises and counsels companies facing disputes arising from complex corporate and commercial transactions. He also regularly defends companies, officers, directors and professional advisors against claims for breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting and related claims involving alleged corporate misconduct often brought by bankruptcy trustees, creditor committees, court-appointed receivers and shareholders, and advises on issues of Delaware corporate governance arising in connection with such claims.

An experienced trial attorney and member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Bilal has tried cases in federal and state court and has represented clients in disputes around the country involving breach of contract claims under the common law and Uniform Commercial Code, business and securities fraud, enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and state and federal claims concerning misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. In addition, Bilal has significant experience representing international companies and non-U.S. based clients involved in disputes within the United States, as well as representing U.S. companies involved in disputes with companies and individuals located outside of the United States.

As part of his commitment to service, Bilal has served on the boards of local and national bar associations. Currently, he serves as Treasurer for the National Association of Muslim Lawyers and on the board of directors for the Chicago Committee. In addition, Bilal maintains an active pro bono practice, where he has counseled and represented individuals in a variety of civil proceedings.

Bilal began his legal career at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago.


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