PROFILES

KHURRUM WAHID

Juris Doctor, B. A.

Khurrum Wahid is an attorney and partner in the Coral Gables law firm, Wahid Vizcaino LLP and the political consulting firm BGW Consultants.

Mr. Wahid has litigated hundreds of state and federal criminal and civil matters in numerous jurisdictions. He has focused his practice on defending those accused of white collar crimes including national security related matters both within and outside of the United States. Mr. Wahid has litigated financial crimes based on structuring violations, money laundering, sections of the Patriot Act, material support of terrorism, violations of Presidential executive orders, sections of the Bank Secrecy Act, violations of the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and numerous other statutes. Mr. Wahid also specializes in cyber security crimes and related civil litigation. He has conducted investigations in numerous countries to gather evidence in order to challenge the United State government’s assertions against his clients. Khurrum is currently actively licensed in Florida and New York State as well as four Federal District Courts and two Federal Appellate courts.

Mr. Wahid is also a partner at Barreiro Geller and Wahid Consulting, a lobbying firm. BGW Consulting lobbies local, state, and federal government agencies in order to leverage relationships for the benefit of corporate interests. Additionally, BGW Consulting manages several elected officials public images and election efforts.

Mr. Wahid has been a leader in educating the public about domestic and foreign policy that infringe upon the rights of his corporate and individual clients. He has commented on policies that have damaged America's ability to combat terrorism under the guise of national security. Khurrum has testified on civil rights issues several times before various government organizations, including twice before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, a Congressional body. He frequently is invited to speak at conferences, community meetings, and professional forums. He has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and various other television and radio shows across the nation on legal and political topics.

Khurrum Wahid is an active member of the legal community sitting as a board member of the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, is a board member and past Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; sits on the Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity; the board of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Khurrum also promotes diversity and civic engagement as a board member of the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation which brings minority law students into the practice of law; a member of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League Civil Rights Committee for Miami; a founding member and current national Co-Chair of EMERGE USA, a national non-profit civic engagement organization with chapters in five states; and on the board of the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, MCCJ.


CARMEN M. VIZCAINO, ESQ.

Carmen Vizcaino is a partner at Wahid Vizcaino LLP, located in Miami, Florida. Over her almost 20 years of practice she has represented both individuals and corporations in complex litigation matters in over 100 trials. Ms. Vizcaino practices criminal and civil litigation in multiple jurisdictions with a focus on defending those charged with financial crimes, regulatory violations and corporate licensing violations. Ms. Vizcaino also works on national security litigation.

Ms. Vizcaino is regarded among the premier litigators in Miami as she regularly engages in high profile and novel litigation. Ms. Vizcaino was a member of the trial team that litigated issues on money transfers to individuals who reside in locations where the US government has deemed alleged terrorist operate. She was awarded for her work protecting civil liberties during the massive United States detention of immigrants and American Muslims following the events of 9/11. She spearheaded the litigation against the State of Florida in the case of State v. Hardy, making sure those who cannot afford an attorney do not remain in jail without an attorney being appointed to them. Ms Vizcaino received the President’s Award from the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for litigation in support of the less fortunate against the Governor of the State of Florida.

Ms. Vizcaino is a native of Miami, the daughter of Cuban immigrants. She attended Florida International University obtaining a B.A. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree graduating second in her class from St. Thomas University School of Law. Ms. Vizcaino is an ardent advocate of minority rights with a focus on women’s issues. She is the chair of a political action committee which focuses on legislative issues related to women. Ms. Vizcaino currently sits on the executive board of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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