Umar is actively involved in the firm’s class action, product liability, False Claims Act, and antitrust practice areas.
Umar served as a member of the trial team that achieved a $6 million jury verdict in Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. There, Umar was involved in legal briefing prior to and during the trial. Umar’s contributions to the case involved drafting briefing on numerous dispositive motions, drafting directed verdict arguments, and working with expert witnesses. Umar continues to be involved in the case’s post-trial briefing.
Prior to joining Wexler Wallace in 2019, Umar served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York City, where he tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries. Umar also led grand jury investigations in the areas of cybercrime, identity theft, and sex crimes.