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RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of a new partner, Jamal Sadat Muhammad. Jamal Muhammad brings with him experience in both the public sector and private practice, handling criminal trials and federal investigations, international investigations crossing multiple jurisdictions and countries, as well as civil investigations involving derivative shareholder litigation, sexual harassment, wire fraud, mail fraud, and honest services fraud.

Jamal joins the Firm after spending the last seven years as a Trial Attorney for Federal Defenders of San Diego, the organization responsible for representing indigent persons accused of criminal offenses in federal court in the Southern District of California and in subsequent appellate matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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