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Abdullah M. Azkalany



Abdullah Azkalany represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitrations nationwide. Abdullah protects clients’ interests in a broad range of significant, contentious commercial disputes involving fraud, conspiracy, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of complex agreements, negligence and strict liability. Abdullah enjoys achieving victories for clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to individuals based in the United States and abroad.

Recent and ongoing matters include:

  • Representation of a nationwide managed care organization in affirmative litigation in federal court against a medical billing services provider and numerous co-conspirators alleging fraud, conspiracy, tortious interference, breach of contract, and statutory and equitable claims seeking in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of a consortium of investors and their holding company and operating subsidiary in the Delaware Court of Chancery against sellers of the operating company alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breaches of merger and credit agreements seeking in excess of $300 million.
  • Representation of a global manufacturing company and a nationwide distributor against claims of negligence and strict liability alleging products manufactured and distributed by the firm’s clients caused one of the largest bacterial outbreaks of its kind in recent history.
  • Representation of a global manufacturing company in negligence and premises liability lawsuits arising out of serious and fatal injuries in state and federal courts nationwide.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa




Drake University Law School
J.D. with high honors, Drake Law Review (media editor) (2019)

University of Iowa
B.A. in Political Science (2014)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Through the Drake University Criminal Defense Clinic, Abdullah represented clients through various stages of criminal proceedings, including arraignments, pretrial conferences and sentencing hearings. He obtained favorable results for these pro bono clients through negotiations and adversarial hearings.

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Robert J. Kromminga Award for outstanding representation in the criminal defense clinic
  • The Order of the Barristers — National Member
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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