Amir E. El-Aswad


Amir E. El-Aswad


Amir El-Aswad is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment Practices.

Amir represents businesses and employers in state and federal courts and arbitral proceedings in a wide array of commercial litigation and employment matters. He has gained significant experience litigating disputes involving restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, cyber fraud, business torts, commercial real estate, and breach of contract and warranty claims. Amir is well versed in brief and motion writing, coordinating e-discovery for multimillion-dollar cases, negotiating settlements, and drafting dispute resolution agreements.

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 worked as a summer associate in Foley’s Chicago office and served as a student advocate for the 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.

Community Involvement

  • Dedicated to pro bono efforts, including prisoner civil rights and clemency
  • Co-director, Federal Bar Association Diversity Committee, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter


18 March 2024 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Drafting Non-Competes in a Shifting Regulatory Landscape

As our readers are aware, we have been tracking the ongoing trend of restricting employee non-compete agreements by various states and the federal government, including the FTC and NLRB.
22 February 2023 Blogs

Warranty and Pricing Disputes Between Suppliers and OEMs: Trends, Pitfalls and Preparation

Over the course of the last three years, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have been rocked by a series of challenges, including shutdowns and restarts due to COVID-19, extreme labor turnover, higher costs, and prolonged shortages requiring the use of substitutions or alternative products.
01 December 2022 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Case Law Update: Disputes Relating to Supply Chain Disruptions Hit the Courts

Over the last two years, the widespread shortages, stoppages, and other disruptions affecting much of the global supply chain have led manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers alike to examine their contract terms for an available excuse for nonperformance.
16 May 2022 Blogs

Supplier Alert: Key Changes in Stellantis/FCA New Terms and Conditions

In December 2021, FCA US LLC and Stellantis N.V. (“Stellantis”) issued new purchase order terms and conditions, that significantly changed the default terms between Stellantis and its suppliers.
09 February 2022 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Looking Forward: Advance Preparation in a Dynamic Legal & Business Landscape

The Michigan Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Foley & Lardner LLP recently presented a virtual webinar, “Looking Forward: Advance Preparation in a Dynamic Legal & Business Landscape.”
26 January 2022 Blogs

Supplier Alert: Key Changes in Stellantis/FCA New Terms and Conditions

FCA US LLC and Stellantis N.V. issued new purchase order terms and conditions. Read on to understand the implications of the various changes to businesses