ASAP Board President Amit Jain is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. He previously worked as litigation and policy counsel at ASAP, where he participated in litigation relating to work authorization and redress for family separation, co-authored legislative and administrative advocacy materials, and drafted informational updates and resources for ASAP members. Prior to working at ASAP, Amit was a staff attorney at the Bronx Defenders, where he represented hundreds of individual clients in Bronx Criminal Court and co-created a database of COVID-19-related court decisions for use by advocates for decarceration. Amit joins the ASAP Board 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.
After working as a field organizer on the Obama reelection campaign in Florida, Amit taught math and science to middle school students in Boston, MA. In law school, 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 law student intern, Amit represented individual clients in immigration court, juvenile court, and housing court, and he participated in litigation challenging no-bond immigration detention, former President Trump’s travel ban, and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Amit also served as the co-president of the South Asian Law Students’ Association and the ASAP student chapter at Yale.
Amit received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.