Mohammad S. Imaad Associate

Mohammad is an associate with the Complex Commercial Litigation group who focuses his practice on defending clients in commercial, securities, class action, and financial services litigation.

Mohammad’s practice focuses on defending financial institutions, broker-dealers, and other corporate clients in matters involving business torts, general commercial litigation, the Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 3, 4 and 4A), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Regulation E), the Bank Secrecy Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other federal and state securities laws. He also regularly assists financial institution clients regarding subpoena compliance, internal investigations, and grand jury investigations.

Mohammad specializes in defending corporate and insurance clients in all phases of complex litigation. He has successfully briefed and argued numerous dispositive motions, prepared and defended corporate representatives and parties for depositions and hearings, second-chaired over a dozen trials, and regularly appears in Virginia state and federal courts.     


Represented two national energy companies in actions alleging negligence, trespass, unjust enrichment, liquidated damages, punitive damages, and breach of contract.  

Represented banking and lending institutions in litigation matters ranging from allegations of fraud, violations of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and violations of consumer protection statutes.

Represented multiple financial institutions in federal and state court actions alleging breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and privacy violations.

Obtained multiple defense verdicts at trial for tractor-trailer and commercial motor drivers involved in automobile collisions, serving both as first and second chair.  

Briefed, argued, and obtained dismissal of premises liability personal injury suits against two retail chains and a hotel chain on motions for summary judgment.

Represented product manufacturers and landowners in premises liability, breach of contract, eminent domain, easement, and tort actions.

Represented natural gas transmission companies in easement, injunction, and eminent domain actions.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, cum laude, Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2015
  • University of Virginia, BA, Chemistry and History, 2012

Board of Directors, Pipeline to Practice Foundation

  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023

Selected as a "2021 Pathfinder," Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), McGuireWoods LLP

  • Author, Why Can't We Be Friends? Social Media and Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts in Virginia, 29 J. Civ. Lit. 245, 2017
  • Co-author, Ripe for Pursuit: Technological Developments and Their Impact on Practice Areas Spanning the Legal Profession, 61 Fed. Law. 11, 2014
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