Usama Ibrahim is a business and commercial litigator whose practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. Before joining Massey & Gail, Usama clerked for Chief District Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to his clerkships, Usama was an associate at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
In addition, Usama was also a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow (PILI) at Legal Aid Chicago, where he represented survivors of domestic violence in divorces, allocation of parental responsibility cases, and orders of protection. Usama graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he was a Notes Editor on the Northwestern University Law Review. During law school, Usama externed for the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, served as a Coles Fellow at the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and helped draft merits briefs and petitions for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court as part of Northwestern Pritzker’s Supreme Court Clinic. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Erin F. Delaney and a teaching assistant for Professor Lynn P. Cohn. Upon graduation, Usama was recognized as a Public Service Star, and awarded the Class of 2020 Courage Award and Theresa D. Cropper Diversity & Inclusion Award.