Amit Jain is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, resident in the New York office.
Amit joins the firm following clerkships with the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Amit previously worked as litigation and policy counsel at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, where he participated in litigation relating to family separation, co-authored legislative and administrative advocacy materials, and drafted informational material for asylum seekers, and as a staff attorney with the Bronx Defenders, where he represented hundreds of individual clients in Bronx Criminal Court. Prior to law school, Amit worked as a middle school math and science teacher in Boston, MA.
Amit received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as the co-president of the South Asian Law Students’ Association and the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project. While at Yale, he worked as a law student intern for the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, which awarded him the Stephen J. Massey Prize. As a clinical student, Amit participated in litigation challenging no-bond immigration detention in Massachusetts, former President Trump’s travel ban, and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Amit also represented individual clients in immigration and juvenile court, and he participated in drafting a habeas petition for a wrongfully incarcerated client who was ultimately released from prison. Amit received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University.