Omeed Malik

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Omeed Malik
EducationEmory University (JD)
Colgate University (BA)
OccupationExecutive, banker, lawyer

Omeed Malik is an American executive and the current founder and CEO of the merchant bank Farvahar Partners.[1] Malik has appeared on Showtime's TV series Billions in a cameo role.[2]

Early life[edit]

Omeed Malik was born in New Jersey to an Iranian mother and a Pakistani father.[3] He received his law degree from Emory Law School and his bachelor's degree from Colgate University.[4]


Malik started as a spokesperson for Representative Donald Payne[5] He worked as a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York before joining MF Global and later Bank of America Merrill Lynch to run the prime brokerage business and to lead the emerging manager program.[6][7] Malik left Bank of America in January 2018 to launch an advisory firm for hedge funds and alternative investment managers.[7] Later reports indicated that Malik was forced out after investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct, which Malik disputed and filed a $100 million arbitration claim against Bank of America on the basis of defamation, retaliation, breach of contract, and discrimination against his Muslim background.[8][9][10] In July 2018, Bank of America settled the case and paid Malik an eight-figure sum.[8]


  1. ^ "Malik Launches Merchant-Banking Business". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Omeed Malik Surfaces in Season Premiere of Showtime's 'Billions'". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Disgraced ex-BofA exec raises uncomfortable questions about #MeToo". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Omeed Malik". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Republicans sympathetic, Demos wary of call for union sunshine bill". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Unconventional Lawyers: The Enduring Value of a Legal Education". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Ex-Bank of America executive Malik to launch fund advisory firm". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b "BOA settles with exec who says whistleblowing led to bogus sex harassment claims". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Ex-Bank of America executive seeks $100 million in damages in defamation claim". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Meet the Lawyer Representing Wall Street's #MeToo Men". Retrieved 16 May 2019.