Zahid Quraishi has been installed as United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey, Trenton vicinage.
Quraishi has been an attorney at Morristown’s Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP since 2013 and a partner at the firm since 2016. He was named chief diversity officer and chair of the firm’s white collar criminal defense and investigations group in 2019.
Previous to joining Riker Danzig, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for more than five years, trying federal criminal cases involving public corruption, financial fraud, perjury, firearms and narcotics offenses.
Quraishi is the first Asian American to sit on the federal bench in New Jersey’s history.