Ismail is a multi-jurisdictional practitioner with substantial experience in business and intellectual property transactions and disputes. Ismail has handled disputes all over the world and throughout the United States on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized privately held companies in diverse fields such as healthcare, biologics, biotechnology, financial services, payment processing and hospitality.
In the Board Room – Ismail has counseled the firm’s healthcare provider and business clients in acquiring or selling assets, while maximizing return and minimizing risk. He has helped clients acquire or sell over $5 billion dollars’ worth of healthcare-related assets, including hospitals. Moreover, Ismail has substantial experience in various forms of mergers and acquisitions involving both acquiring and target clients. Additionally, Ismail has guided healthcare and biotech clients with various Food & Drug law, and FDA regulatory issues including filing for Pre-Market Approval and 510(k) submissions.
Ismail has considerable trial and arbitration experience, having been involved in over 80 trials and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions from the inception of his legal career. He has successfully litigated shareholder accounting disputes, trade-secret matters, trademark/trade-dress infringement claims, commercial, and breach of contract matters, and complex litigation involving various securities issues. Also, Ismail has substantial experience before the USPTO, having litigated multiple TTAB proceedings involving trademark disputes.
Ismail is admitted to practice law in California, Nevada, Texas, and North Carolina. He attended the University of California, Irvine and obtained a double major in International Studies and Political Science. Ismail attended law school at Pepperdine University, and currently serves on the Dean’s Council. During his tenure at Pepperdine, Ismail earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology law from what is now known as the Palmer Center. In 2019, Ismail earned his Graduate Certificate from Stanford University in Genetics & Genomics. Most recently, Ismail earned his Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University.
Also, Ismail is currently attending Georgetown Law Center’s LLM program in Securities & Financial Regulation.
Ismail recently served on the Board of Directors for The USA Track & Field Foundation. The Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging athletes, and distance training centers. Likewise, Ismail is proud to serve as a Board Member for Endure to Cure – a non-profit organization that brings emotional boosts to children in cancer treatment and provides a helping hand to their families. Finally, Ismail is a global Alder member.
In addition to practicing law, Ismail is a licensed pilot, avid marathon runner and Muay Thai Kick boxer. Ismail is proud to have earned his Abbot Labs’ 6-star medal for completion in all 6 of the World Marathon Majors.