IBNUL A. KHAN

Senior Associate

Email            | ik@petersenfirm.com

Direct (VA)   | 571-459-2832

Fax                | 571-459-2307

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Practices

  • Business/Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Litigation

  • Creditor & Debtor Rights Litigation

  • Appellate Litigation

  • Crypto/Web3

Education

  • LL.M. (Master of Laws – US Law) George Mason University Law School (2017)

  • B.P.T.C. (Bar Professional Training Course), The University of the West of England (2015)

  • Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (England) (2015)

  • LL.B. (Bachelors of Laws), University of London (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • Maryland

  • District Court of Maryland

  • Southern District of New York

  • England (non-practicing)

  • Wales (non-practicing)

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Fairfax Bar Association

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

  • PoolTogether DAO

  • Decentraland.Games DAO

Teaching

Prior to moving back to the United States in 2015, Ibnul pursued an LL.B. (Bachelors of Laws), followed by the B.P.T.C. (Bar Professional Training Course) to become qualified as a Barrister in England and Wales. Ibnul is also licensed as a Civil and Commercial Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.  

 

Ibnul earned his LL.M. in U.S. Law in 2017 from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, in United States law. Ibnul joined the firm in June 2017. Ibnul works on various civil cases in both state and federal courts, handling a portion of the firm's complex litigation cases and appellate work.

 

His practice includes assisting clients, national and international, with business and commercial litigation, contract, business, and shareholder disputes, business torts, employment law, real estate matters, creditor and debtor rights, affirmative immigration petitions, administrative investigation and appeals, enforcing judgments, and crypto/web3 regulations and issues. 

During the spring semesters, Ibnul teaches Constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School.

Major Involvements:  

Ibnul was substantially involved with the firm's representation of Cheers–a 501(c) non-profit qualified to conduct charitable gaming in Virginia–against the Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services and its agents for a failure to timely act upon Cheers' application for a permit to conduct Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments. The Circuit Court of the City of Richmond (Judge McClenney presiding) found in Cheers' favor and awarded $8,531.25 in attorney's fees to Cheers for substantially prevailing on the merits of the case under the Virginia Administrative Process Act. Cheers v. Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, et al., Case No. CL-21-2563 (Richmond City 2021).

Ibnul, as lead counsel, successfully drafted a motion to dismiss on the basis of a lack of personal jurisdiction, resulting in the dismissal of New York City's 5-count complaint alleging violations of CCTA, 18 U.S.C. § 2341 et seq., RICO Act, 18 U.S.C. §1961 et seq., and New York State Public Health Law § 1399-ll, by engaging in a conspiracy to avoid payment of state and local taxes in connection with the sale of interstate cigarettes. The City of New York v. Harmeet Singh, Case 1:20-cv-08586-AT (S.D. NY., Sept. 13, 2021). 

Ibnul was substantially involved with the firm's representation of INDMEX, Inc. on an antitrust complaint against L3Harris Technologies, Inc., alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and Section 3 of the Clayton Act in connection with the market for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast equipment and services in the United States, which partially survived a motion to dismiss/strike. INDMEX, Inc. v. L3Harris Technologies, Inc., 1:20-cv-00727 (E.D. Va., Nov. 17, 2020).

 

Ibnul was substantially involved in successfully defending a 5 count lawsuit, alleging landlord of racial discrimination in violation of 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981-82 and tortious interference in connection with an assignment of a lease, which was dismissed on summary judgment.  Ibnul drafted and appeared for the discovery motions, in addition to strategizing and drafting a Motion for Summary Judgment, which was granted by the Court (J. Trenga) based on the doctrine of respondeat superior. Mamadou et al. v. Cho et al., 1:20-cv-146-AJT-IDD, (E.D. Va., Nov. 6, 2020). 

Ibnul was substantially involved in the firm's representation of Keystone Transportation Solutions LLC in a trade secrets case under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (2016) pertaining to the misappropriation of trade secrets from a locally-owned, small business by an international industry-leading company. Ibnul was substantially involved in conducting discovery, legal research, motions practice, and preparing the case for summary judgment briefing and trial. The Court substantially denied the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment. Keystone Transp. Sols, LLC v. Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-00039, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67102 (W.D. Va. 2019).

 

Ibnul was substantially involved in preparing a complex, multi-party, multi-count suit, alleging millions of dollars in damages in connection with a foreclosure sale of approximately 17-acres of real estate in Fairfax, Virginia, previously belonging to Hunter Mill West, L.C. (HMW). Ibnul was involved in conducting discovery, legal research, motions practice, and preparing the case for trial. Fairfax County Circuit Court granted judgment in HMW’s favor (on Count I) for $1,274,949.06 and the judgment was featured on Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2019” concerning breaches of a promissory note and deed of trust prior to foreclosure. Hunter Mill West LC v. Catjen LLC, et al. (Fairfax County 2019).

 

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Adjunct Professor, Constitutional law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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IBNUL A. KHAN
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