About Murad Salim
Murad Salim has deep experience in commercial litigation across a wide array of industries, including for both plaintiffs and defendants. Murad has successfully represented clients in litigation involving trademark, copyright, finance, startups, "business divorces," real estate, insurance, bankruptcy, employment and other business matters. Murad is a strategic thinker that stays a step ahead of his adversaries.
Results through strategic advocacy, backed by thorough research and analysis
Murad combines the thoughtful, even-handed research and analysis skills of a law clerk with the tenacious advocacy of a trial attorney. He started his career at a large law firm in Texas, clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and, prior to joining Katten, worked at a Los Angeles trial boutique.
Murad's research, writing and advocacy have contributed to successful results for his clients, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. His research and writing directly led to a trademark preliminary injunction on behalf of one of the largest distributors of Mexican food in the country, a victory that was covered by many legal publications, including Trademark Lawyer Magazine. Representing plaintiffs, Murad has successfully helped drive several contentious and complex disputes to multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients through successful discovery motions and the effective use of pre-trial remedies.
Murad also has experience defending a broad range of lenders and loan servicers in consumer financial services disputes, including successfully defeating over a dozen cases through motions to dismiss or early summary judgment.
Murad was part of a trial team that represented a Dallas-area real estate mogul in a complex partnership dispute involving a rental data startup company. The jury returned a multimillion-dollar verdict in favor of Murad's client and rejected all of the opposing parties' counterclaims.
During law school, Murad competed on and coached the moot court team. He also spent a summer clerking for the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas, where he worked on civil, appellate and white-collar criminal matters.
During college, Murad spent three years competing on, coaching and serving as program coordinator for the mock trial team.