Raees Mohamed co-founded RM Warner on the principle of representing entrepreneurs and content creators with personalized representation through the life cycles of their ventures. Raees is the go-to lawyer for high-profile social media influencers, YouTubers, ecommerce businesses, internet entrepreneurs, and licensed professionals including other law firm founders in all aspects of their conducting business online, including their litigation and transactional needs.
In addition to his substantial Internet law experience, clients seek Raees for help with reputation management, PR crisis management, online defamation, privacy, false advertising by competitors, commercial disputes, partnership formation and dissolution, technology legal issues. Clients often turn to Raees for identifying and addressing anonymous “Doe” misconduct online, leaked content, revenge porn, false #metoo damages, and social media related legal issues. Raees is well-versed in complex, high-risk partnership disputes and internal governance issues. Raees manages significant litigation and transactional matters, adding a unique, holistic perspective. Raees has counseled over 1,000 founders through complex business issues.
Raees was lead counsel in negotiating licensing rights with a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, and in a cutting-edge IoT (Internet of Things) licensing transaction that is revolutionizing low-cost tracking solutions. He frequently leads multi-location retail store and ecommerce acquisitions, and counseled a web-based client who made a nine-figure exit. In litigation matters, Raees has litigated complex internet law and defamation cases in Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Oklahoma. He is routinely hired by other law firms for complicated issues internet law, defamation, false advertising, and related issues.
Raees frequently resolves disputes through aggressive representation and creative problem solving. He recently settled a complex false advertising case wherein an anonymous source created an internet campaign to damage his client’s reputation. Raees resolved the case obtaining a multiple six-figure settlement after substantial litigation. Raees was co-chair of a harassment lawsuit against a $2 billion utility company, obtaining a six-figure judgment at trial. His defamation/cyber harassment practice touches novel issues relating to the blurry-line that separates free speech from Internet harassment and defamation. Raees Mohamed has helped countless defamation victims to address defamatory content on the internet. He has obtained numerous judgments, including a million-dollar judgment with punitive damages and a permanent injunction against a defamation defendant who engaged in a multi-year defamation campaign against his client.
Raees is also an adjunct professor of law in the acclaimed Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix. There, he teaches law students how to counsel local entrepreneurs as Rule 39 certified student-practitioners. Raees believes the push for the advancement of innovation and a culture of entrepreneurship should come from academic institutions.
LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE:
During law school, Raees held several distinguished internships. As an intern in theArizona Attorney General’s Office, he provided legal support to several State agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Education, Department of Real Estate, and Department of Financial Institutions.
Raees drafted opinions on legal issues relating to mental health patients, civil commitment, and sexually violent persons for the Health Section, as well as curriculum alignment and misappropriation for the Education Section. At the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section, Raees assisted attorney general to enforce and settle major consumer fraud actions and banking investigations. Raees was also an intern in the Phoenix office of a top 10 (by size) U.S. law firm, supporting both, litigation and transactional practice groups.
MORE ABOUT RAEES…
Beyond practicing law, Raees is an avid artist, painting in various mediums, and enjoys composing music on bass and electric guitar. He also is a dark chocolate and coffee connoisseur.
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Minor in Communications, Certificate of International Business 2003
Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List Distinction
Juris Doctorate, and Certificate in Law, Science and Technology 2009
Pedrick Scholar Award
Berch Scholar Award
Maricopa County Bar Association Scholarship Award
East Valley Bar Association Scholarship Award
Minority Bar Association Scholarship Award
United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2009
United States Bankruptcy Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Defamation / Cyber Harassment
Section 230 of the CDA
Internet and Privacy Regulations
Start-ups / Formation
FTC and FDA Compliance
HIPAA / COPPA
Copyright / DMCA
Trademark / Lanham Act / Unfair Competition
Consumer Fraud / Business Opportunities Regulation
Real Estate Transactions
Trade Secrets Litigation
Real Estate Litigation