Amir E. El-Aswad



Amir El-Aswad is an associate in the Detroit office and practices in the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.

Before joining Foley, Amir clerked for the Hon. David M. Lawson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. During law school, Amir was a summer associate in Foley’s Chicago office and served as a student advocate for the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, where he helped draft various sections of merits and amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. Amir also gained experience with criminal and constitutional matters by serving as a judicial intern for the Hon. David McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Research Division of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Amir’s practice encompasses a variety of business disputes, primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation. Amir has experience with brief and motion writing, coordinating e-discovery for multi-million dollar cases, negotiating settlements, and drafting dispute resolution agreements.

Amir is dedicated to pro bono efforts, including prisoner civil rights and clemency. He also serves as the co-director of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter’s Diversity Committee.


  • University of Chicago Law School (JD, 2019)
  • Cornell College (BSS, summa cum laude, 2015)
    • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa
    • President, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society


  • Member, Illinois State Bar
  • Member, Michigan State Bar
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan