Ahmad Murrar



Ahmad Murrar is a litigation associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. He has a range of experience involving Wisconsin, Federal, and international matters. Ahmad has worked extensively on traditional litigation matters, working on Antritrust matters, high stakes litigation, and complex general commercial litigation. Ahmad also works with clients on internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), dual-use exports (EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ahmad has assisted clients with export licensures in the aerospace, and weapons field.

Ahmad additionally counseled numerous clients on a variety of international distribution-related issues including agency/distributor relationships, notice requirements, and agreement termination disputes for countries such as India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Ahmad began as a summer associate with Foley, where he worked in the Litigation Department. While in law school, Ahmad worked at the White House under the Obama administration in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, where he engaged with state legislators across the nation to implement policy agenda items at a state level including: non-compete agreement reform, criminal justice reform, minimum wage, and immigration reform.

Ahmad’s other work history includes working in the West Bank (Jerusalem area) at the International Legal Foundation, the United States House of Representatives, the Milwaukee Mayor’s Office, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Minneapolis City Attorney, Muslim Advocates, the Milwaukee Justice Center, and as a judicial extern at the D.C. Superior Court.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
  • Marquette University (B.A., cum laude, 2015) (Interdisciplinary Minor: Arabic)
  • King's College London (2014)


  • Milwaukee Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award (2022)
  • United States Eastern District of Wisconsin, Pro Bono Attorney Recognition
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission & State Bar of Wisconsin,  Pro Bono Honor Society (2018-2022)
  • Featured in Urban Milwaukee as the “Newaukeean of the Week” (December 31, 2018)
  • “Ahmad Murrar: Milwaukee’s special sense of community and hope for its more equitable future” Wisconsin Muslim Journal (January 18, 2019)

Community Engagement

Ahmad has dedicated countless hours to servicing the greater community through Foley & Lardner’s pro bono initiatives. Ahmad’s wide-ranging pro bono work includes being part of a trial team that won asylum for a Uighur Muslim under the Convention Against Torture in immigration court. He assisted in the filing of numerous Humanitarian Parole Applications for Afghans fleeing the Taliban as part of Foley’s “No One Left Behind” initiative. Ahmad also represented a prisoner on appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and conducted the oral argument in front of the Federal panel of Judges as part of the representation Foley frequently provides for indigent, incarcerated pro se plaintiffs. Ahmad assisted in forming a partnership with the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition to help coordinate legal assistance between Foley and women refugees seeking restraining orders and divorces from abusive partners. Ahmad was also part of a trial team that won asylum for a Guatemalan woman under the Convention Against Torture in 2019.

His other community involvement includes:

  • 2019 Fellow, Milwaukee New Leaders Council
  • 2018 Fellow, American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute
  • 2015 and 2016 Minneapolis Urban Scholar


  • Co-editor of the International Agency Distribution Agreements" Treatise, published by LexisNexis® (2018 – Present)
  • Senior Current Developing Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (GILJ, 2016 - 2018)


  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Wisconsin
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin