Malik is a partner at Rueters LLP, where his practice focuses on civil and corporate/commercial litigation.
Malik’s experience includes contract disputes, civil fraud, class actions, shareholder disputes, and real estate litigation. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario. Malik has also appeared as a moderator and panelist on topics such as professional ethics and equity, diversity, and inclusion. In 2019, Benchmark Litigation named Malik to its 40 and Under Hot List as one of the top Canadian litigators under 40 and recognized Malik as a “Litigation Future Star”. Malik was also nominated as a Benchmark Litigation “Emerging Talent of the Year” for 2019.
Malik joined Rueters after serving as a federal trial court clerk for the Hon. Stefan R. Underhill of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he received a Dean’s Scholar Prize in Legal Research & Writing, was an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a semi-finalist in the Ames Moot Court, an appellate advocacy competition. Prior to law school, Malik received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University, where his dissertation, The Conqueror’s Prize: Revenue, Information, and Conflict in British Bengal, 1765-1819, received the 21st Century Dissertation Prize.
Malik is actively involved in The Advocates’ Society and, from 2019 to 2020, was Chair of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee, a committee of 40 lawyers from across Canada. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. Malik volunteers as amicus duty counsel at the Ontario Court of Appeal. He is a proud supporter of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study and a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Public Library Foundation.