Mahdi is currently a litigation lawyer at the Toronto firm, Gilbertson Davis LLP.
Mahdi obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (2016) where he served as a Teaching Assistant, and holds an undergraduate Honours B.A. degree from the University of Toronto, where his successes included placement on the Dean’s List (2009-2013); reserved for the top 10% of Arts & Sciences students), and receipt of the John R. Evans Scholarship (2010) award before graduating with High Distinction.
In the Fall of 2011, Mahdi secured the prestigious Killam Fellowship for studies in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Fulbright, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the American Killam Trust.
While with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Intellectual Property Clinic Placement, as a Law Student in 2015, Mahdi was engaged in the preparation of reports, and undertook policy briefings and research relating to copyright and trade marks.