Ashok Chandran joined LDF as Assistant Counsel in 2019. Prior to joining LDF, Ashok was an associate at the civil rights law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, where he represented victims of housing discrimination, police misconduct, and prison abuse. He also represented plaintiffs in complex institutional reform litigation challenging policing practices in New York City and provision of care for the developmentally disabled. Ashok served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ashok received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.