Amadou Kilkenny Diaw is a litigation associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, whose practice focuses on patent, intellectual property, and environmental litigation and disputes. Mr. Diaw's representative patent and intellectual property matters include clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and agricultural biotechnology industries.
Mr. Diaw is engaged in the defense of clients against E.P.A. claims of alleged Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations.
In 2011, Mr. Diaw received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for helping to secure a groundbreaking state-wide settlement, with the State of Virginia, concerning accommodations for deaf inmates in its prisons. He also received the firm's Pro Bono Commitment to Service Award for his work on this case.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Diaw is on the Board of Directors of Hoyas Unlimited and an Associate Trustee for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He is also a Class Agent for the University of Virginia School of Law Foundation.
Mr. Diaw is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Mr. Diaw received a B.A. in English from Georgetown University in 2006. While at Georgetown, he played for four years on the men's basketball team, going to the Sweet 16 in his senior season. He was a two-time Big East Men's Basketball Academic All-Star.
Mr. Diaw received his J.D. in 2009 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.