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Alisa Tiwari joined the firm as a fellow in Fall 2022 following her clerkships with Judge Michelle Friedland on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Vince Chhabria on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Alisa graduated from Yale Law School. During law school, she worked on affirmative litigation with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office (where she designed an APA lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s recision of civil-rights guidance documents); Supreme Court and appellate litigation with Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells; and criminal law reform litigation at the ACLU. In addition, she published a Note in the Yale Law Journal detailing a way to hold police departments accountable for disproportionate racial effects. Before law school, Alisa prepared policy analyses for Vanita Gupta, then-head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked directly with attorneys and investigators to uncover law enforcement misconduct as part of a federal investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. She also worked in the Civil Rights Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.