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ADEEL A. MANGI


He left his native Pakistan for England to study law at Oxford University. He graduated and became a barrister. Soon after, he was awarded a Kennedy scholar- ship (a sort of Rhodes scholarship in reverse), which allowed him to earn a master’s of law from Harvard Law School. He liked America, so he decided to stay. “Patterson is the ideal place for


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me,” says Mangi, who joined the fi rm in 2000. “I’m in the profes- sion because I love being in court. I’d wither on the vine if I were in an environment where I never got into court. At Patterson, I’m allowed the time and focus to refi ne my trial skills. Here I learn from mentors who are some of the best trial lawyers in the country.” Mangi’s practice area focuses


on complex commercial litigation. In recent years, he spends the majority of time litigating cases related to pharmaceutical pric- ing and false advertising. “Cases involve major ad campaigns for


I’d wither on the vine if I were in an environment where I never got into court.


deel Mangi’s path to partner at a New York fi rm was unconventional.


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major corporations as seen on TV and in newspapers,” he says. “It’s a very accessible topic.” His ingredients to success are


parents who provided him with a top-notch education, a supportive spouse, and strong mentors at the fi rm. Early in his career, a partner gave him the chance to take a very


signifi cant deposition, allowing him to show off his abilities in that area. “I could have easily been someplace else and not have got- ten the opportunity to perform. Rather than being an on-my-feet advocate so early on, and I might have spent all my time second- seating someone else.”


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