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with Farooq Mitha
Neha Dewan is Of Counsel at a national law firm.
Previously, Neha served as the Deputy Director and General Counsel at NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Appointments. In this capacity, she oversaw the appointments of various city Commissioners and other public officials and was also responsible for official appointments to the City's numerous boards and commissions.
Neha has long been active in both local and national politics. Most recently, Neha co-founded South Asians for America, a national grassroots organization dedicated to helping elect South Asian candidates and advocating and lobbying on behalf of the South Asian community at the local and state levels.
In 2016, Neha served as the National Co-Chair for South Asians for Hillary and was appointed by Hillary Clinton to her campaign's National AAPI Leadership Council. Previously, in 2015, Neha was appointed as a guest of honor by the Consulate General of India in New York City where she was selected to speak about gender equality for International Women's Day. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Neha chaired the New York Chapter of South Asians for Obama and also served on the steering committee for Lawyers for Obama in New York. For several years, Neha served as the Secretary of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, an organization affiliated with the National Lawyers Council of the Democratic National Committee and comprised of Democratic lawyers and voting rights activists. Similarly, for many years, Neha served as an advisory board member of New Leaders Council, a national organization focused on training and supporting progressive political entrepreneurs.
She has also been active in her local community board and political clubs. Neha served as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of New York in 2012, and now sits on the organization’s Board of Directors.
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