My family and I arrived in this country when I was fourteen years old. As a child and a nonimmigrant, my status influenced my calling, and I attended law school pursuing immigration law and human rights law. I am a former dependent of a student visa holder, I am a former out of status alien,I am a former permanent resident, and now, I am an American citizen by Naturalization.
I began my career with the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Chicago. After law school, I served as a Judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Sheldon Gardner and then as an Attorney for the Office of the Chief Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago. With the city, I advised on appellate reviews of most civil issues. In New York, I developed an attorney secondment practice for Fortune 500 corporations and investment banks in the New York City Metro area.
Currently, with the Normandy Law Group, I advise on immigration matters, including family, corporate, and employment immigration matters.
I am a director for the Alliance for the Advancement for Equal Rights, and a pro bono managing attorney for Equality Alliance. I have served as the Diversity Chairperson for the Chicago Bar Association YLS.
Languages spoken: Tamil, Malay
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Recognition Honors||Valparaiso University School of Law||2005|
|Partner||Normandy Law Group||2010 - Present|
|Clerk||Office of the Chief Judge, Cook County, Chicago, IL||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Equality Alliance||Director||2009 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Past Co-chair||2005 - 2007|
|Removal Proceedings for Felony Offense; Asylum in Jeapordy||Respondent was provided relief and released|
|Removal Proceedings for Marriage Fraud||Respondent received his Green Card|
|L-1 Application for Publishing Company||All Petitions were approved|
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|Associated Content from Yahoo||Rethinking the L-1 Playbook||2011|
|Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law||"Without Due Process of Law: Deprivation and Gentrification in Chicago."||2004|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Columbia College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|New York University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Law Week||Mentoring Inner City Children: Chicago Public Schools||2007|
|Chicago Bar Association||Increasing Diversity in the Legal Workplace CLE||2006|