Mahmood has extensive experience in corporate law and commercial litigation as well as international law and human rights. Before joining Harris Beach, he worked in a boutique firm in Washington, D.C. firm, where he supported local businesses and non-profit organizations with a variety of matters including formation, tax exemption, Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) compliance, and commercial litigation in both federal and bankruptcy courts. In the area of advocacy, Mahmood has represented human rights organizations in drafting letters, statements and petitions to government officials and international organizations, communicating and coordinating with members of Congress and State Department officials and discussing strategy.
Prior to joining private practice, Mahmood was a Law Fellow at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights. In that role, he contributed to a white paper submitted to the U.S. Senate by investigating the use of U.S.-made munitions by Saudi Arabia on civilian targets in Yemen. He also analyzed legal documents and news reports to document human rights violations against protestors in Bahrain.
While studying for his Master of Law degree in international business and economic law at Georgetown University Law Center, Mahmood also earned a certification in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School where he focused on international business and human rights.
Mahmood is fluent in Arabic and conversational French.