Sayed Zonaid, Esq.
Sayed Zonaid focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. Sayed has experience prosecuting and defending against a wide array of issues, such as fraud, abuse of fiduciary power, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, employer negligence, and the arbitrability of consumer class actions. Matters litigated by Sayed have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, and other noted news outlets, and have resulted in the creation of groundbreaking new law in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Prior to entering private practice, Sayed interned for the Hon. Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. During his internship, Sayed assisted with appeals heard by Judge Huck sitting by designation with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In law school, Sayed was a teaching assistant for first year legal writing courses and Articles Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law. Sayed also served as a research assistant to Professor Berta Hernández-Truyol.
Sayed is the author of Trading in Human Rights: Questioning the Advance of Human Rights into the World Trade Organization, 27 Fla. J. Int.’l L. 261 (2015) and is fluent in Bengali.