Mahrah Taufique



  • B.A., Columbia University
  • cum laude
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2016


  • Hon. Deborah A. Batts, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School
  • Certificate of Achievement, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law
  • John Jay Scholar, Columbia University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • New York

Mahrah Taufique is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. She joined the firm after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Deborah A. Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to clerking, Mahrah was an attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project, where she worked on litigation to protect the rights of immigrant communities, including challenges to unlawful detention, the Trump Administration’s travel bans, and family separation. She began her career as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Mahrah is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a Certificate of Achievement from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. She was the Solicitations Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and a research assistant to Professors Amal Clooney and Ady Schonmann-Bethlehem. While in law school, Mahrah interned in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice and served as a criminal defense extern at the Bronx Defenders.

Mahrah was a John Jay Scholar at Columbia University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Comparative Literature.

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Published on: June 29, 2020

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