Fahd Ahmed, Esq. is in-house counsel at the Law Offices of Lamis Deek.
He is a graduate of the CUNY School of Law, and was also a recipient of the Haywood Burns Fellowship from the National Lawyers Guild, and the SABANY Public Interest Scholarship for his linking his legal work with community organizing and advocacy on issues of immigration, criminal justice, and national security. During law school, Fahd also served as an Ella Baker intern at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Since graduating law school, he has worked as a legal consultant doing juvenile prison law work with Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans, and as a lecturer and researcher on Islamophobia, national security, and social movements at the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
For the last 12 years, Fahd has been involved with Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), a community based organization for low-income South Asians fighting for workers’ rights, immigrant rights, and police accountability. Immediately after 9/11, he led DRUM’s work with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian immigrant detainees and their families. Currently, as the Legal and Policy Director, Fahd leads DRUM’s work on national security, racial profiling, and police accountability in the Racial and Immigrant Justice program.
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He speaks widely on issues of police accountability, racial justice, national security, social movements, law and justice. His legal work is focused on law in the service of communities and justice.
Fahd is a licensed attorney in Louisiana and Texas, and has an application pending in New York.
National Lawyers Guild – Active member, New York City chapter. The National Lawyers Guild, founded in 1937, is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States.
DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving – Legal and Policy Director.